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California Gigolo (1979)

X | | Adult, Drama | 1979 (USA)
A hustler tries to make a living by seducing various wealthy women and showing them a good time.



(original story), (screenplay)


Cast overview:
John Loftin - The Gigolo
Kandi Barbour ...
Candy - The Pick-up (as Kandi Barbeau)
Veri Knotty ...
Mrs. Orangewood - The Executive
Kitty Shayne ...
Mrs. X - The 'Girl Scout'
Liza Dwyer ...
Joan - The Screamer
Vanessa Tibbs ...
Carolyn - The Socialite (as Vannessa Tibbs)
Don Fernando ...
Delania Raffino ...
Chiquita (as Barbara Bills)


Palm Springs and Beverly Hills are the locations for these sensual adventures. Brilliant photography brings to life John Holmes numerous sexual escapades. His choices of beautiful women with gorgeous bodies entice the viewer into his or her fantasies of magnificent proportions. John Holmes is at his best, offering his tool for all manners of building blocks. This is probably the best of the classics offered for your viewing pleasure. John can offer beautiful women all ecstasy, enjoying all that. This film will be viewed numerous times before you view another movie with such hot action. We nominate this as the best of the classics! Written by VCX

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Adult | Drama







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1.85 : 1
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Kitty Shayne plays "Miss X", not "Mrs. X" as seen in the film's credits. See more »


References Pleasure Palace (1979) See more »

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Solid collaboration between John Holmes and Bob Chinn
7 April 2015 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Legendary porn stud John Holmes certainly did some of his best and most enjoyable hardcore pictures with noted director Bob Chinn. Besides the famous Johnny Wadd movies, Holmes' other worthwhile features for Chinn include Hot & Saucy Pizza Girls, Prisoner of Paradise, and this nice little item with Holmes in sturdy womanizing form as the titular character who ekes out a living seducing various wealthy women in ritzy California.

Chinn keeps the tight and to the point story moving along at a brisk pace, astutely captures an engaging breezy'n'easy West Coast vibe, and further spruces things up with amusing moments of raunchy humor. The breathtaking California scenery of such lovely places as Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, and Malibu Beach -- lots of choice footage of yummy bikini-clad babes in the latter! -- enhances the soothing carefree mood. The sex scenes are quite arousing and energetic, with Holmes doing what he does best with commendable gusto. The presence of several hot ladies helps a lot: Foxy brunette Veri Knotty (yep, she ties her labia together and wears these amazing thigh high shiny black leather boots), busty redhead Kitty Shaye, slender minx Liza Dwyer (who does a sizzling solo masturbation set piece with a telephone), and fetching blonde Vanessa Tibbs (her number with a wine bottle rates as a serious scorcher). The ravishing Kandi Barbour has a regrettably small role as a tasty honey Holmes picks up at the start of the film. Lazlo Crovney's bright cinematography provides a sparkling sunny look. The funky harmonic score by Jay Phillips hits the right-on groovy spot. Recommended viewing for John Holmes fans.

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