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Caressed (1964)

Sweet Substitute (original title)
Tom is a working-class student in his last year at high school, and hopes to win a scholarship to the university. He and his friend Bill are obsessed with watching women, and blame their ... See full summary »

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Bob Howay ...
Tom (as Robert Howay)
Angela Gann ...
Elaine
Lanny Beckman ...
Bill
Carol Pastinsky ...
Kathy
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Al (as Bob Silverman)
Don Gardiner
Virginia Dunsaith ...
(as Virginia Dunseith)
Barbara Dalquist
Pat Wilson
Sharon Buncz
Robin Spurgin
Joan Eastzeld
Art Grinkie
Frank Robinson
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Tom is a working-class student in his last year at high school, and hopes to win a scholarship to the university. He and his friend Bill are obsessed with watching women, and blame their lack of success in seducing them on not having a car. Tom studies with the rather plain Cathy, but there is a casual camaraderie between them. Tom goes steady with the buxom Elaine, but never gets very far with her, as she is saving herself for marriage. Eventually Elaine persuades Tom to propose. Meanwhile, Cathy and Tom's playfulness goes too far, and she becomes pregnant. Bill's friends threaten to say that they all had sex with Cathy, if she forces Tom into marriage. Written by Will Gilbert

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This Film Will Shock You, YES! There Has Never Been a Motion Picture That So Boldly Explores the Compulsions of Sexual Frustrations...Told With Honesty and Sensual Realism

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10 November 1965 (USA)  »

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Caressed  »

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CAD 15,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Chappaqua (1966) See more »

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Quirky Canadian b-film
8 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I caught this movie on Bravo, while channel surfing. I stopped, because I recognized English Bay as the beach where the two male leads were studying. After watching longer, I noted several Vancouver street scenes, which was a twist, given that few films were made in the city in the 1960s. The film itself is quirky and some of the minor characters seem to stumble over their lines.The plot line is interesting, though -- we see the protagonist, Tom, struggle with losing his virginity. However, when Tom gets his tutor pregnant, just after becoming engaged to his girlfriend, he and his friends threaten to ruin the tutor's repuation. The movie is more frank than you might expect for the times, although, being a Canadian film, this subject matter may have been more routine for the decade.


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