Joseph W. Sarno (1921–2010)

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Joseph W. Sarno is one of the pioneering directors of the sex-exploitation or "sexploitation" film genre. Known for a distinctly economic style and an abiding interest in tense, psycho-sexual character development, Sarno has also come to be recognized as one of the true geniuses to emerge from the sexploitation form. He continued to direct under ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hot Stuff Director
A Touch of Genie Director
Fäbodjäntan Director


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 1990 Screw the Right Thing (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1989 Hung Jury (Video) (as Irvin Weiss)
 1989 Hyperkink (as Irving Weiss)
 1989 Red Head (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1989 The Big Pink (as Irving Weiss)
 1989 The Erotic Adventures of Bedman and Throbbin (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1989 Coming on America (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 21 Hump Street (uncredited)
 1988 Ball in the Family (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 Double Agent (Video) (as Joan Fairley)
 1988 Heather Hunter on Fire (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 Helgerån
 1988 Panting at the Opera (Video) (as Monica Fitta)
 1988 Pink Baroness (as Monica Fitta)
 1988 Princess of Penetration (Video) (as Monica Fitta)
 1988 Raging Hormones (Video) (as Charles Knox)
 1988 Right Tool for the Job (Video) (as Tom Scanlon)
 1988 Sex Starved (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 Suzie Creamcheese (as Monica Fitta)
 1988 The Flirt (Video) (as Len Wolters)
 1988 The Girls of the B.L.O. (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 The Horneymooners (Video) (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 The Horneymooners II (as Irving Weiss)
 1988 Tight End (as Buck Wilson)
 1988 Wishbone (Video) (as Buck Wilson)
 1987 Critical Positions (as Leif Knullar)
 1987 Fresh (Video) (as Peter Walsh)
 1987 Love Potion #9 (Video) (as Monica Fitta)
 1987 Party Doll (Video) (as Leif Knullar)
 1987 Pay the Lady (Video) (as Monica Fitta)
 1987 Primary Pleasures (Video) (as Joe Smythe)
 1987 Sexpot (Video) (as Peter Walsh)
 1987 Sex Tips for Modern Women (Video) (as Peter Walsh)
 1987 The Deep Insiders (Video) (as Eric Andersson)
 1987 The Pleasure Machine (Video) (as Monica Fitta)
 1987 Little Oral Annie Takes Manhattan (as Curtis Hollingwood)
 1987 Sexpionage (Video) (as Kurt Mondal)
 1986 Bedroom Thighs (Video) (as Francis Healy)
 1986 Blow by Blow (Video) (as Francis Healy)
 1986 Firebox (Video) (as Louis Warren)
 1986 Oversexed (Video) (as Lester Jordan)
 1986 Parted Lips (as Francis Healy)
 1986 Porked! (as Dick Kuzman)
 1986 Teaser (Video) (as Louis Warren)
 1986 The Hot Tip (Video) (as Francis X. Bush)
 1986 The Pink Clam (Video) (as Francis Healy)
 1986 Seven Minutes in Heaven (Video) (as Lester Jordan)
 1985 A Taste of Pink (as Louis Roman)
 1985 Shacking Up (as Jeff La Touche)
 1984 A Tight Delight (as Louis Roman)
 1984 Dirty Blonde (as Eric Anderson)
 1984 Inside Little Oral Annie (as Kenneth Morse)
 1984 Stray Cats (as Erik Andersson)
 1984 The Sweet Spread (Video) (as Francis Healy)
 1984 Hot Stuff (as Erik Anderson)
 1981 Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle (uncredited)
 1981 Silky (as Arthur Kraus)
 1980 Inside Seka (uncredited)
 1979 Tigresses and Other Man-eaters (as Peter Verlon)
 1978 All About Gloria Leonard (uncredited)
 1978 Fäbodjäntan (as Lawrence Henning)
 1977 Kärleksön (as Hammond Thomas)
 1977 Inside Jennifer Welles (uncredited)
 1977 Hot Wives (uncredited)
 1977 The Trouble with Young Stuff (as Otis Hamlin)
 1976 The Honey Cup (as John Parkham)
 1976 Misty (as Joe Sarno)
 1976 Slippery When Wet (as Karl Andersson)
 1975 Laura's Toys (as Joe Sarno)
 1975 Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (as Joe Sarno)
 1975 Butterfly
 1974 The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego (as Joe Sarno)
 1974 A Touch of Genie (as Karl Andersson)
 1974 Bibi
 1974 Deep Throat Part II (as Joe Sarno)
 1973 Sleepy Head (uncredited)
 1972 Young Playthings (as Joe Sarno)
 1971 Siv, Anne & Sven (as Joe Sarno)
 1971 The Young, Erotic Fanny Hill (as Joe Sarno)
 1970 Horn-a-Plenty
 1969 Passion in Hot Hollows (as Joe Sarno)
 1969 Karla
 1969 Marcy
 1969 The Layout (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 Desire Under the Palms (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 Odd Triangle (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 Vibrations (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 The Wall of Flesh (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 All the Sins of Sodom (as Joe Sarno)
 1968 Inga
 1968 Deep Inside (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 Scarf of Mist Thigh of Satin (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 The Love Rebellion (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 My Body Hungers (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 Bed of Violence (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 Come Ride the Wild Pink Horse (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 Anything for Money (as Joe Sarno)
 1967 The Sex Cycle (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 Red Roses of Passion (as Joseph Sarno)
 1966 Skin Deep in Love (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 The Love Merchant (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 The Bed and How to Make It! (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 Moonlighting Wives (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 The Swap and How They Make It (as Joe Sarno)
 1966 The Naked Fog (as Joe Sarno)
 1965 A-Peeling We Go-Go (Documentary short)
 1965 Flesh and Lace (as Joe Sarno)
 1965 Pandora and the Magic Box (as Joe Sarno)
 1964 Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures (as Joe Sarno)
 1964 Sin in the Suburbs (as Joe Sarno)
 1963 Sin You Sinners (uncredited)
 1962 Lash of Lust
 1961 Nude in Charcoal (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Nils-Petter Sundgrens Från Pussar till Porr", as Himself (ep. 'Nymfomaner och puritaner (1994)')

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric Anderson | Erik Anderson | Eric Andersson | Erik Andersson | Karl Andersson | Francis X. Bush | Joan Fairley | Monica Fitta | Otis Hamlin | Francis Healy | Lawrence Henning | Curtis Hollingwood | Lester Jordan | Charles Knox | Leif Knullar | Arthur Kraus | Joan Kretchmar | Dick Kuzman | Jeff La Touche | Kurt Mondal | Kenneth Morse | John Parkham | Louis Roman | Joseph W. Sarna | Joe Sarno | Joseph Sarno | Tom Scanlon | Joe Smythe | Hammond Thomas | Peter Verlon | Peter Walsh | Louis Warren | Irving Weiss | Irvin Weiss | Buck Wilson | Len Wolters


Peggy Steffans  (his death)  (1 child)

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Power is a theme in many of my films: people have power over others just by force of will and their overwhelming personalities. I'm a great believer in the force of will. See more »


Father of Matthew Sarno. See more »

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