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Lialeh (1974)

Smooth operator Arlo is setting up an erotic musical in NY. Lialeh, a talented girl who wants a singing career and doesn't mind doing nudity or having sex, joins the show. Funk legend Bernard Purdie and his band play Arlo's band.

Director:

Barron Bercovichy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Leigh Jennifer Leigh ... Lialeh
Lawrence Pertillar Lawrence Pertillar ... Arlo
Steven Blackwell Steven Blackwell ... Chasin (as Darryl Speer)
John D. Montgomery John D. Montgomery ... Preacher
Terrance Brady Terrance Brady ... (as Terence Brady)
Any Mathieu Any Mathieu ... French Girl in Audience
Patti Jordan Patti Jordan
Dolly Abrams Dolly Abrams ... (as Doli Abrams)
Ray Matthews Ray Matthews
Blaise Rowlett Blaise Rowlett
Cindy West Cindy West ... Chris - Telephone Operator (as Helen Highwater)
Andrea True Andrea True ... Blond Telephone Operator (as Inger Kissen)
Lisa Morgan Lisa Morgan
Rosetta Garries Rosetta Garries
Pamela Ashton Pamela Ashton
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Storyline

Smooth operator Arlo is setting up an erotic musical in NY. Lialeh, a talented girl who wants a singing career and doesn't mind doing nudity or having sex, joins the show. Funk legend Bernard Purdie and his band play Arlo's band.

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band | sex | stage | foursome | fingering | See All (50) »

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No holds barred... super sexy black action!! See more »

Genres:

Adult | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Lialeh See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Conscious
Composed, Produced and Performed by Bernard Pretty Purdie
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blackplotation it is not!
9 August 2003 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

Lialeh is a well made cheap adult film that recently got a major hype due to the soundtrack done by Bernard Purdie. It was legit released by Arrow videos with a mention it is THE BLACK DEEPTHROAT (since Arrow released DEEP THROAT on video), but the film has nothing to do with deepthroat nor even shares the plotline. The film stands on it's own, with multiple locations which was uncommon in early 70's adult films. It was also uncommon to have a film mostly black cast for a adult film in that era. The film director Barron Borcovichy does a wonderful job making this cheap film look professional, especially the soundtrack. He must have been happy to get Mr. Purdie to sing for he shows it twice in the film. (too bad his lipsic don't match). Muscial number "pink on the inside" is creative and excellent. great subplot involving a priest, and a loser who tells Lialeh he was in love with a girl who was a guy! You watch this film, you don't get those lame saturday night raincoat film you get in the 73, you get something more. It's a pure 70's film, not a 90's/2000 video film that has zero plot so video rental people can fastforward to the sex scene. Barron knows how to keep the gap between the sex scene with creative plotlines to entertain the audience at the theatres. It's a shame filmmaking of a adult film died in video era.

In fact, in the 80's my old video store had 2 vhs and 1 beta of this film and I had customers who rented it many times. I even use mention of this film on several scripts I wrote (never got made (: ). I try to buy the soundtrack many times but the terms "blackplotation" was used so the price was way too high. There is nothing explotation on black people lialeh, it doesn't have evil white people that is required for these "blackplotation" films. I think many people who knows about this film now days is misguided thinking it's something it is not. Lialeh is a entertaining movie, watchable from start to finish and a standout film on it's own. even the shocking ending will even make you laugh at the end. It's too bad the cast or the director never did anything, but it was the 70's so people disappear back then. maybe under another name?


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