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The Head Mistress (1968)

A man pretends to be an imbecile so that he may work at an all girl's school.



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Complete credited cast:
Julia Blackburn ...
Sophia (as Bermuda Schwartz)
Marsha Jordan ...
The Head Mistress (as Vanessa Van Dyke)
Ray Sebastian ...
Luigi (as Micro Cosim)
Gee Gentell ...
Amelia (as Malinda Malice)
Victor Brandt ...
Mario (as Barry Cobbler)
Dan Martin ...
Tavern Patron in Brown Shirt (as R. Runningboard)
Kathy Williams ...
Brunette Walking Through Gate (as Lynn Oleom)
Samantha Scott ...
Philomena (as Sarah Stunning)


Sleazy but tame semi-comical soft porn set some time in the past follows a horny young man who applies to work as the gardener in the local school for female students. The students in this girlschool are very libidinous and like to frolic around topless all the time. They are more than glad that there's finally a vigorous young man there and he soon begins to service the school in more ways than one. The head mistress of the girlschool is an attractive man-hating tyrant who has a lesbian affair with one of her students. When the student in question becomes accidentally pregnant with the gardener's child, she can't bare the shame and hangs herself. The head mistress finds her, breaks down, caresses her dead body and swears vengeance against the gardener. She punishes the frolicking students and forces one of them to become her new lover. She tells her about horrible things that happened to her in her youth that made her hate all men and sends someone to try to take care of the gardener. Written by Anonymous

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FILMED ON LOCATION...Inside a Girl's Dormitory. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy





Release Date:

24 April 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Head Lady  »

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$18,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Shot in five days. See more »


The Head Mistress: [she digs up a skull and puts it in a plant pot] I thought that if I could have my lover's head near me, my heart would be happier. As the days went by, I began to notice a strange plant growing from within the pot, as though my lover was trying to reach out to me.
[tendrils of the plant begin to touch her]
The Head Mistress: . But my friends had a different feeling toward the flower pot and only a few days went by before they adopted a plan of action.
[her friends carry off the pot and are killed by the plant]
The Head Mistress: . ...
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Entertaining For What It Is
17 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The Head Mistress (1968)

** (out of 4)

Marsha Jordan (under the name Vanessa Van Dyke) plays the title character, a strong-willed woman running a school for girls when she hires Mario (Victor Brandt) under the impression that he's deaf and dumb. Before long the mistress is seducing the young girls and she eventually finds out that Mario is doing the same.

THE HEAD MISTRESS comes from producer David F. Friedman and director Byron Mabe who has previously worked together on A SMELL OF HONEY, A SWALLOW OF BRINE, SHE FREAK and would later do SPACE THING and THE BIG SNATCH. They certainly made some interesting films together and this one could be called that as well. Look, if you're wanting some heavy drama or soapy melodrama then you're not going to find it here. This movie was produced to show off naked bodies in various sexual situations and on that level it's entertaining.

I thought Jordan was very good in the lead role. She doesn't have any dialogue as the film was shot silent so more times than not she's using her acting ability to show the toughness of this character. I thought she was quite good in the film and certainly looked quite nice. There are several young ladies who strip down so fans of sexploitation will enjoy that. There are some pretty campy scenes as well including a rape (?) scene where the mistress is attacked by a couple guys with one of them going straight for her feet!

THE HEAD MISTRESS isn't going to win any awards but if you're a fan of the genre then it's worth watching.

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