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Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (1933)

A reporter is assigned to write an article on a nudist camp.

Director:

Carl Harbaugh (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Constance Allen Constance Allen ... Prudence Kent, Dr. King's Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty De Salle Betty De Salle ... (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

A reporter is assigned to write an article on a nudist camp.

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Taglines:

IT'S NICE to go Nude (Print Ad-Oakland Tribune, ((Oakland, Calif.)) 6 January 1934)

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Constance Allen was a real-life Elysian Fields club member discovered by the producer playing baseball at the camp. See more »

Quotes

Mack: But doctor-where's Miss Kent?
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Alternate Versions

A cut version of "Elysia" distributed by VCI Entertainment on the DVD "Sex and Buttered Popcorn Volume 3: Granddad's Forbidden Follies" omits several minutes from the opening portion of the movie prior to arrival at the Elysia Fields nudist camp. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Sexploitation! (2013) See more »

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Unique and Historical Film. Worth Watching.
29 August 2002 | by redbosoxSee all my reviews

I've watched this movie twice now since it's pretty short and I wanted to write a decent review. I believe that this is the first feature film to ever be made at a nudist colony. Basically the plot is that a reporter is writing an article about a nudist colony. He's convinced by the man who runs the colony, Dr. King, and his beautiful secretary, Miss Prudence King (portrayed by Betty DeSalle) to experiences the pleasures of being nude. The film basically proves that nudists live just as ordinary people, with one obvious exception. The film is almost documentary like and I'm still not sure if it is or not. I don't think so, but it sure seems like it is. I feel that this film was made to prove that being a nudist is not a bad thing at all. In fact, the people seemed very happy and at peace. I enjoyed the film for more than just the nudity. I appreciate the efforts of someone actually making a movie on this type of subject way back in 1934. Nowadays this is nothing but back then, WOW! A cult classic definitely worth watching!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elysia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bryan Foy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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(DVD) | (VCI Home Video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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