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The Raw Ones (1965)

A profile of the nudist lifestyle.


John Lamb

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Uncredited cast:
Charlotte Charlotte ... Herself - Nudist (uncredited)
Cathy Crowfoot Cathy Crowfoot ... Herself - Nudist (uncredited)
Kellie Everts Kellie Everts ... Herself - Nudist (uncredited)
Ron Gans Ron Gans ... Narrator (uncredited)


In 1967, the Supreme Court upheld that nudity in and of itself is not obscene. This resulted in a spate of nudist camp "documentaries," of which this was a blockbuster. This particular entry holds the distinction of being one of the few that boasts both male and female nudity alike, meaning that there's something for everyone in this flick. We get to see guys and gals in their birthday suits jump rope, work out with weights, snap each other with towels, frolic in a pool, eat watermelon, play tennis, bounce up and down on a trampoline, ride skateboards, and generally have fun sans clothes. Written by lament

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At last - the naked truth completely exposed!



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Release Date:

31 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rare Ones See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pacifica Films (I) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Lamb had a mail-order business in which he sold 16mm nudist loops he had made. Jack Hill was hired to shoot a couple of extra scenes and edit them together into what became "The Raw Ones." At the nudist park's insistence, Hill had to be naked except for a belt when filming at the park. See more »


Narrator: This motion picture presents educational, scientific, sociological and cultural ideas that demonstrate the conviction that the human body is clean and wholesome and that increased public understanding of this point of view will contribute to the well-being and advancement of all, whether they be practising nudists or not. One of the strangest and most damaging mistakes ever made by humanity was the notion that there is something inherently evil and obscene about the human body.
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Dedicated to the principles of American Nudism - and to the courage of the mind that seeks truth and strives for enlightenment. See more »


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


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A documentary or and exploitation picture, take your pick.
27 September 2016 | by rudge49See all my reviews

50 years the skin magazines were pretty tame by contemporary standards, hard core pornography was much harder to find, much more "underground". "Nudist" magazines and movies sort of bridged the gap, you got to see full frontal nudity but in a rather non erotic way, and it was done in a more "respectable" manner than exploitation movies. Of course this "documentary" shows only young, trim people, the girls are all fairly shapely, the men fairly athletic. (Obesity was much less common back then.)So you can take this one either way. A "documentary" extolling the virtues of the clothes-free lifestyle or an exploitation flick dressed up as an "educational" movie.

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