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One Shocking Moment (1965)

Hunky businessman Cliff and his sweet wife Mindy move from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Los Angeles, California. They take up residence in an apartment complex where several lovely young ... See full summary »

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Ted V. Mikels

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Ted V. Mikels
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gary Kent ... Cliff (as Phillip Brady)
Lee Anna Lee Anna ... Mindy
Verné Martine Verné Martine ... Tanya
Maureen Gaffney Maureen Gaffney ... Joanie (as Maureene Gaffney)
Jerry Fitzpatrick Jerry Fitzpatrick ... Rick
Victor Izay ... D.G. Brenner (as Victor Sandor)
Dominic Levi Dominic Levi
Shirl Simmons Shirl Simmons
Robin Willas Robin Willas
Marie Moore Marie Moore
Dick Bing Dick Bing
Zenobia Zenobia
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Hunky businessman Cliff and his sweet wife Mindy move from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Los Angeles, California. They take up residence in an apartment complex where several lovely young ladies also live. Pretty soon Cliff is cheating on his wife with the boss' secretary while Mindy gets involved with alluring and predatory bisexual nightclub owner and dominatrix Tanya. Written by Woodyanders

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The most sensuous picture ever made...period!

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Country:

USA

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English

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23 July 1965 (USA) See more »

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Suburban Affair See more »

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Mark Brown Productions See more »
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Mono
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Mindy wears black underpants when she changes clothes in the sitting-room, but as she is carried into the bedroom by Cliff, her panties change to a lighter color. See more »

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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Rare example of high class sexploitation
13 April 2013 | by jivers01See all my reviews

One usually thinks of writer/director Ted V. Mikels as the creator of grade-Z schlock. Boring, artless trash like "The Astro-Zombies", "The Corpse Grinders", et al. Incredibly, this crisply produced little sexploitation drama shows a sense of style and professionalism wholly absent from his later hack work. Where did it all go?

Newlyweds Cliff and Mindy move to decadent Los Angeles and are instantly sucked into a vortex of sin and depravity. Cliff ogles their sex-pot neighbor Joanie (nude model Maureen Gaffney) who works at a swinging club with belly dancers. They befriend the club's owner, Tanya, a tough, man-hating lesbian who takes a shine to Mindy. Tanya (well played by Verne Martine) is the most interesting character. She tosses a drunk guy out of the club, bitch-slaps her lesbian lover Joanie for a lapse in obedience, and moonlights as a dominatrix. In an especially memorable scene she beats the crap out of a submissive male client with a bull whip.

While Tanya and Joanie make the moves on Mindy, Cliff starts fooling around with a secretary from work. Everything comes to a head at a wild party at Tanya's. This simple story is well told, beautifully filmed, and the nude scenes are surprisingly restrained. All in all, an interesting curio that falls somewhere in between the roughie and nudie-cutie subgenres.


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