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Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill (1964)

Fanny Hill (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 March 1965 (USA)
Young, pretty and innocent Fanny Hill has lost her parents and must find her way in life amidst the perils of turbulent 18th century London. She is fortunate enough to find rapidly a place ... See full summary »

Directors:

Russ Meyer, Albert Zugsmith (uncredited)

Writers:

John Cleland (novel), Robert Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miriam Hopkins ... Mrs. Maude Brown
Alexander D'Arcy ... Admiral (as Alex D'Arcy)
Walter Giller ... Hemingway
Chris Howland Chris Howland ... Mr. Norbert
Ulli Lommel ... Charles
Helmut Weiss Helmut Weiss ... Mr. Dinklespieler
Letícia Román ... Fanny Hill
Cara Garnett Cara Garnett ... Phoebe
Marshall Reynor Marshall Reynor ... Johnny
Syra Marty ... Hortense (as Syra)
Karin Evans Karin Evans ... Martha
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Fiona
Hilde Sessak Hilde Sessak ... Mrs. Snow
Albert Zugsmith Albert Zugsmith ... Grand Duke
Billy Frick Billy Frick ... Percival
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Storyline

Young, pretty and innocent Fanny Hill has lost her parents and must find her way in life amidst the perils of turbulent 18th century London. She is fortunate enough to find rapidly a place as chambermaid of the effusive Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown lives in a large house teeming with female "relatives" in négligée and with very relaxed manners. She also insists that Fanny meets alone various gentlemen who show an ardent interest in Fanny. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@nokia.com>

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Banned for 200 Years...Now a Feature Film by Albert Zugsmith See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 March 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure See more »

Filming Locations:

CCC-Studios, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Russ Meyer and Albert Zugsmith didn't get along during the shooting of this film because Meyer wanted to make a serious movie while Zugsmith was more interested in making a slapstick comedy. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Maude Brown: She's fresh as a young heifer still romping among the daisies in her innocence, almost mooing for her mama.
Mr. Dinklespieler: So you say, my Dear, so you say. But I have noted in the past a slight tendency on your part to exaggeration. Some of your heifers have turned out to be overblown milk cows.
Mrs. Maude Brown: Dear Dinklespieler, I am not asking you to purchase sight unseen. You may investigate fully.
Mr. Dinklespieler: Fully? How fully?
Mr. Dinklespieler: Fifty guineas worth.
Mr. Dinklespieler: 'od's blood, you ask more for an untried maiden than the government asks of me in ...
[...]
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"The End of the Beginning, To Be Continued" See more »

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Version of Fanny Hill: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »

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the 1964 version of the Fanny Hill story
6 November 2007 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Inane dialogue in this Russ Meyer burlesque farce/love story....but the naughty subject matter and low cut dresses were probably enough to keep the viewing public interested. Our innocent little Italian-born star, Leticia Roman plays Fanny Hill, who is looking for work, and ends up boarding in a house full of "female cousins". Roman had made GI Blues, along with 8 other films prior to this one. The fast carnival-type music, the hair-dos, and the costumes tip us off that this will be an odd period piece. Mrs. Brown (Miriam Hopkins) takes Fanny in, and claims that the residents and the visitors are all related, which adds another weird dimension to the plot. Try to catch the new lyrics to "London Bridge is Falling Down" as they frolic at the king's palace....Later, Fanny meets the dashing sailor "Charles", and when separated, Fanny is devastated. This 1964 version is one hour 45 minutes, and goes on way too long. The 1968 subtitled Swedish version remake is actually easier to watch, since it's in color, only 91 minutes, and has a more cohesive script.


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