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Pleasure Plantation (1970)

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Double-crossing, murder, sex and intrigue plague a plantation-owning family in the South during the Civil War.

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William Scope ...
Jonah Hunt
Gerald Nomes ...
Jason Hunt
Karil Holmes ...
Rachel Hunt
Kim Pope ...
Lee Hunt (as Kim Bishop)
Mike Naylor ...
Terrence Black
Robert Charles ...
Cogswell
Linda Boyce ...
Ruby (as Linda Boyers)
Jackie Glenn ...
Lorna
Sheila Britt ...
Prissy (as Sheila Brittan)
Matt Fortune ...
Billy Joe
Susan Winters ...
Sporting House Girl
Jean Parks ...
Sporting House Girl
Phyllis Randall ...
Sporting House Girl
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Double-crossing, murder, sex and intrigue plague a plantation-owning family in the South during the Civil War.

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Come walk through the garden... and pluck something of your choice! See more »

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In a 1973 Interview in Bachelor magazine, actress Kim Pope claims this was her first feature film. See more »

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Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

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An 'Old South' Sex Drama without Much of Either
31 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

On paper "Pleasure Plantation" sounds like it would be a trashy good time. The story centers on the Hunt family of the Goldenrod plantation. Jonah Hunt runs the plantation, but he's in poor health. Sister Rachel wants control of Goldenrod and schemes to get Jonah out of the picture. Jason Hunt's too busy rolling in bed with the maid, Prissy, to care what Rachel's up to, and sister Lee (played by Kim Pope), who isn't quite right in the head, is too busy playing with the horses and fending off the leering advances of the plantation's sleazy straw boss, Cogswell. Yet while "Pleasure Plantation" has a lot more story than your usual sexploitation movie, it isn't all that interesting. Now, my expectations weren't that high. I counted on bad acting (check), ridiculous dialog (check), cheap sets (check, though they're fairly effective) and gratuitous sex and violence (check). However, while it has all the right ingredients, it doesn't have enough of them. The script lacks the over-the-top outrageousness and tastelessness of, say, "Mandingo" or the Italian-made "Passion Plantation," and the production values, while poor, aren't bad enough to provide the same unintentional chuckles found in an Ed Wood, Jr. movie. So that leaves sex and violence to save the day, but they don't. Though released in 1970, the sex scenes look like they were done for an early 1960s nudie movie, with women seldom exposing more than their breasts (only Pope and Sheila Britt, as Prissy, bare all) and men keeping their pants securely fastened for the act. The violence is a little less tepid than the sex scenes, but fails to invigorate this plodding sex drama. Directed by Jerry Denby, "Pleasure Plantation" doesn't even rate in the "so bad, it's good" realm of cinema. No, it's not even that entertaining.


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