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Behind the Green Door (1972)

A beautiful woman is abducted and initiated into a live sex act on a private stage, participating in lesbianism, interracial sex and a public orgy.

Directors:

Artie Mitchell (as Artie J. Mitchell), Jim Mitchell (as James L. Mitchell)

Writer:

Anonymous (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Chambers ... Gloria
George S. McDonald George S. McDonald ... Barry Clark
Johnnie Keyes Johnnie Keyes ... African Stud
Elizabeth Knowles Elizabeth Knowles ... Matron (as Lisa Grant)
Yank Levine Yank Levine ... Dudley
Toni Attell ... Mime (as Toad Attell)
Ben Davidson Ben Davidson ... Doorman
Adrienne Mitchell Adrienne Mitchell ... Waitress
Dana Fuller Dana Fuller ... Cook
Dale Meador Dale Meador ... Hotel Clerk (as Dale Meade)
Jim Mitchell ... First Kidnapper (as James Mitchell)
Artie Mitchell ... Second Kidnapper (as Art Mitchell)
Mike Bradford Mike Bradford ... Parking Lot Attendant
Tony Royale Tony Royale ... Guard
Bunny Brody Bunny Brody ... Female Attendant
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Storyline

Two men enter a fast food place. The owner asks them about a mysterious matter. After some considerations, one of the two guys accepts to tell the story. Here starts a long flashback: the two men are in a terrace, next to a lake, and one is telling the other a story. A woman sits at a table nearby. Later the same woman is kidnapped. When the blindfold is removed, a woman welcomes her. After a relaxing massage, she is accompanied by 6 women, into a stage, in front of masked men, and women of all kinds. A speaker explains that the woman will be pleased, by all means. The 6 women first, and later some men make love to her, while the audience progressively move into a orgy. This is the end of the flashback. The owner of the fast food place asks what happened after that time, but the men refuse to tell... Written by Andrea Pasqua <pasqua@sna.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

the all-American girl

Genres:

Adult | Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A zöld ajtó mögött See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jartech,Cinema 7 Film Group See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The source was an underground work of fiction that had been circulating for decades before Artie Mitchell and Jim Mitchell decided to bring it to the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some prints, particularly in Canada, are missing the scene in which Marilyn Chambers is kidnapped, thus implying that the sex is all consensual. See more »

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One of the Classics
20 May 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Behind the Green Door (1972)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

One of the "classics" from the era known as the Golden Age of Porn. The film has a couple truck drivers stopping at a diner where the owner asks them to tell him the story about the green door. When then flashback to a rich socialite (Marilyn Chambers) who is kidnapped and taken to a strange location where she's forced to perform wild sexual acts. This "golden age", as it was called, seemed to feature people wanting to make mainstream movies not unlike what you'd normally see at a theater yet we'd also have hardcore sex in them. The strange thing about this movie is that it features poor camera work, poor acting, silly editing and an all around bizarre feel yet that's what makes it rather special. The movie wasn't glossy or pretty to look at and instead of it trying to come off like something you'd see in a mainstream theater it seemed more at home being like various other grindhouse movies that featured nothing but weird images and in the case of this film, the hardcore sex. I can't say I found anything here erotic or overly sexy but at the same time the film kept my attention just because of how strange it was. We have very little dialogue and instead we're pretty much just treated to the sexual images going on but even they are done in strange ways. Most of them don't feature any music and are as silent as silent can get. Ever so often we'll get a few moans or groans but for the most part they're silent until much later in the movie. The cheap looking stage and pathetic lighting are just perfect for the film because they fit the atmosphere that the Mitchell brothers have going on. It seems out of all the "mainstream" porn stars Chambers has come out the best, which might be because she's the most naturally beautiful of all of them. She's certainly got that "girl next door" image and she's certainly easy on the eyes. As someone who came to know her for her "non-hardcore" roles, it was a little strange seeing her here but that quickly went away. No one else in the supporting cast really stood out with most of them just delivering cheap dialogue and bad performances. That's not a major fault as I'm sure most are going to be checking this out for Chambers. I'm not sure if the final scene was just added on because the movie would be too short without it but it sort of sticks out more like a deleted scene than anything else that came before it. Is this a good movie that would rival something in mainstream theaters? No. Is this an important film? Yes. Is it a good adult movie? Why not?


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