Can You Identify These Films? – Page 1

The titles covered on this page are a selection of unidentified, mostly adult, movies that were cut or banned in Australia.

The country of production is taken from the National Classification Database and the decade of production is an educated guess. Do not rely on either to help identify a title, as they may be incorrect.

Please contact us if you can provide more information about any of these titles.

More unidentified films can be found on the corresponding page in Film Censorship Database No. 2.


All the Loving Neighbours

In December 1981, a 555.00-meter (50:34) 16mm ‘pre-censor cut version’ of ALL THE LOVING NEIGHBOURS was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

A 471.70-meter (42:59) 16mm ‘reconstructed pre-censor cut version’ was passed with an R-rating in March 1982. The sex was now:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

In both cases, 14th Mandolin was the applicant.

It is unclear if they released it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in June 1982.

Current information

The first IMDb entry lists it as an AKA for ALL THE LOVING COUPLES (1969).

The second IMDb entry presumes, probably correctly, that T. Taylor is Tudor Taylor.

Any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


Teenage Swingers

In December 1981, a 603.46-meter (54:59) 16mm ‘pre-censor cut version’ of TEENAGE SWINGERS was censored by a further 6.00-meters (00:33) before being awarded an R-rating.

The cuts were made to remove sex, which was found to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

While in the censored R-rated version, it was reduced to being:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in December 1981.

The following month, the same print was passed with the same cuts and for the same reasons. GL. Film Enterprises was now the applicant.

In February 1982, it was back before the Censorship Board for the third time in as many months. This time, the 657.50-meter (59:55) 16mm ‘soft version’ was banned.

The reason given was sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

Landmark Films was the applicant.

In June 1982, they resubmitted it in a 592.38 (53:59) 16mm ‘reconstructed soft version’. This was passed with an R-rating, but only after a further 14-meters (01:17) were removed.

The cuts were made to remove sex, which was found to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

While in the censored R-rated version, it was reduced to being:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

It is unclear why 14th Mandolin, GL Film Enterprises and Landmark Films all submitted the same title over three months.

Current information

There is an IMDb entry that appears to have been created using information from this site. It presumes, probably correctly, that T. Taylor is Tudor Taylor.

Any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

It is unclear if they released it on their King of Video label.


Bikini Bandits

In September 1976, a 2112.11-meter (76:59) print of BIKINI BANDITS was banned because of ‘indecency’.

A 1712.60-meter (62:25) ‘reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in November 1976.

Bikini Bandits (197?) - Australian daybill movie poster 1
Daybill via Brett W.

Briad Film Productions were the applicant.

Banned in Queensland

On 13 July 1977, the censored R-rated version of BIKINI BANDITS was prohibited by the Queensland Films Board of Review.

The distributor was Cine Centre Films, Cine World Film Distributors and Mutual Films.

Current information

H. De Lechere is almost certainly Hal DeLechere.

The daybill notes that it is a Preferred Enterprises Inc. release. Their IMDb page is incomplete unless you have a Pro account.

The two are linked on THE ART OF GENTLE PERSUASION (1970), however, this is a ‘white-coater’, so does not appear to be the same film. 14th Mandolin had it passed with an R-rating in May 1979 and it was banned in Queensland in December 1981.

Preferred Enterprises are linked with THREE WAY SPLIT (1970), so that is the most likely match. A 2031.86 (74:04) print was R-rated under that title in February 1980 after being submitted by 14th Mandolin.

It went on to play at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in June and July 1980, August 1981 and April 1983.

Any promotional material from Briad Film Productions (BIKINI BANDITS) or 14th Mandolin (THREE WAY SPLIT) would help identify this feature.


Bound To Please

In February 1982, a 628.00-meter (57:13) 16mm print of BOUND TO PLEASE was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

It was refused again in May 1982, this time in a 591.00 (53:51) ‘reconstructed version’. The sex had now been reduced to being:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

A 559.47-meters (50:59) ‘second reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in September 1982. The sex was now:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

In all cases, 14th Mandolin was the applicant.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in October and November 1982.

Current information

Any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

It is unclear if they released it on their King of Video label.


Cherry’s Girls

In October 1976, a 1837.00-meter (66:57) print of CHERRY’S GIRLS was censored by 165.90-meters (06:03) for an R-rating. The cuts were made to remove ‘indecency’.

Roadshow Distributors were the applicant.

Banned in Queensland

On 13 July 1977, the censored R-rated version of CHERRY’S GIRLS was prohibited by the Queensland Films Board of Review.

The distributor was Roadshow.

Current information

Any promotional material from Roadshow Distributors would help identify this feature.


Deep Desire

In March 1980, a 1478.06-meter (53.52) print of DEEP DESIRE was censored by 6.5-meter (00:14) for an R-rating.

The cuts were made to remove ‘indecency’. The R-rating was awarded for sex, which was found to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

…and for violence, which was:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

SHS Box Office Gold was the applicant.

Current information

Freeway may refer to Freeway Films. Their IMDb page is incomplete unless you have a Pro account.

Any promotional material from SHS Box Office Gold would help identify this feature.


Every Which Way

In January 1977, a 2002.00-meter (72:58) print of EVERY WHICH WAY was banned because of ‘indecency’.

Lestrig Trading was the applicant.

Current information

Finding out who is R. Ormsley would help identify this feature.


Forbidden Passions

In August 1975, a 2304.00-meter (83:59) print of FORBIDDEN PASSIONS was banned because of ‘indecency’.

A ‘reconstructed version’ running 2210.00-meter (80:33) was passed with an R-rating in December 1975.

Roadshow Distributors were the applicant.

Current information

Finding out who is A. Ciel and promotional material from Roadshow Distributors would help identify this feature.


The Girl Hunters

In April 1981, a 593.40-meter (54:04) 16mm print of THE GIRL HUNTERS was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

Current information

The only way to identify this feature is by the title.


High Finance

In October 1981, a 559.47-meter (50:59) 16mm print of HIGH FINANCE was passed with an R-rating.

The sex in this ‘pre-censor cut version’ was described as being:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant. They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in November 1982.

Current information

E. Portici is likely Emilio Portici.

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


Learning to Love

In September 1975, a 943.42-meter (85:58) 16mm print of LEARNING TO LOVE was banned because of ‘indecency’.

A 921.48-meter (83:58) ‘reconstructed version’ lost a further 16.6-meter (01:28) before being awarded an R-rating in February 1976. The cuts were made to remove ‘indecency’.

Garron international was the applicant.

Banned in Queensland

On 11 March 1977, the censored R-rated version of LEARNING TO LOVE was prohibited by the Queensland Films Board of Review.

The distributor was Garron International.

Current information

We are unable to identify this title from Lowell Pickett’s IMDb page.

March 14 1975
Lowell Pickett, local filmmaker, thinks the answer is a porno flick for women. Touchingly entitled, LEARNING TO LOVE: A STORY OF THREE WOMEN AND THEIR MEN, the film is as pornographic as it is mindless, which ought to insure at least some commercial success. The press release blithely promises that LEARNING TO LOVE ‘was filmed with women’s sensuality and sensitivity in mind.’

Suspension of disbelief aside, what one sees is- three women (could just as well have been three men) who portray a high school graduate, a Midwest housewife and a New York journalist making it with various men and women in San Francisco on a variety of beds, cushions and rooftops. In a fantasy scene that should offend Tennessee Williams, the film makes a disastrous attempt to be ‘arty’ by using a rendition of the rape scene between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

Learning to Love Crud
Berkeley Barb, Vol. 21 No. 9
voices.revealdigital.org

Any promotional material from Garron International would help identify this feature.


The Massage Parlor

In September 1981, a 493.65-meter (44:59) 16mm ‘pre-censor cut version’ of THE MASSAGE PARLOR was passed with an R-rating.

It was awarded for sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

Current information

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

It needs to be confirmed if this IMDb link is the same film.

Not to be confused with Barry J. Spinello’s MASSAGE PARLOR WIFE (1975) which was also distributed by 14th Mandolin. See separate entry in Film Censorship Database No. 1 for more information on that title.


Monique

In October 1981, a 51-minute 16mm ‘pre-censor cut version’ of MONIQUE was passed with an R-rating.

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

It is uncertain if they released it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in March 1983.

Current information

Finding out who is S. Cohen and promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

Not to be confused with John Brown’s MONIQUE (1970). See separate entry in Film Censorship Database No. 1 for more information on that title.


Peggy

In April 1981, a 660.10-meter (60:09) 16mm print of PEGGY was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

A 581.41-meter (52:59) ‘reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in August 1981. It was awarded for sex, which was now said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

…and for violence, which was:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

In July 1982, a 570.40-meter (51:58) ‘pre-censors cut version’ lost a further 5.50-meter (00:30) before being awarded an R-rating.

The extra cuts were made to remove sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

The sex in the R-rated version was:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

Landmark Films was the applicant.

Current information

A one-sheet exists; however, no distributor is listed.

Peggy (197?) - Australian one sheet poster 1
One sheet via moviemem

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin or Landmark Films would help identify this feature.

Jack Films are also listed as the producer of other unidentified films on this page.


Possession of Emanuelle

In August 1981, a 481.20-meter (43:51) 16mm print of POSSESSION OF EMANUELLE was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

GL Film Enterprises was the applicant.

Current information

Finding out who was L.A. Prods would help identify this feature.


The Professionals

In December 1980, a 559-meter (50:56) 16mm print of THE PROFESSIONALS was censored by 12.40-meters (01:07) for an R-rating.

The cuts were made to remove sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

The sex in the censored R-rated versions was:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They went on to release it on their King of Video label.

The Professionals (197?) - VHS videotape 1
VHS – King of Video
The Professionals (197?) - VHS videotape 2
VHS – King of Video – Sticker

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema from November to December 1981, November 1982 and March to April 1983.

Current information

The rear of the King of Video cover has the following information.

1981
The oldest profession in the world today. The Madam claiming that she is a model, with two girls working under her. You get a flesh to flesh tour of exactly what erotic delights the ‘models’ have to offer their devoted customers. Ending up with every fantasy fulfilled. Perhaps for you too?

Starring
Greta Halver – The Madam
Glenyse Foster-Smith – 1st girl
Vicki Shaw – 2nd girl

– King of Video synopsis

Searches show no matches for these, presumably fake, names.


The Salesgirls

aka The Sales Girls

In February 1981, a 624.30-meter (56:53) 16mm print of THE SALESGIRLS was banned because of sex, which was found to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

A 449.77-meter (40:59) ‘reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in June 1981. The sex was now said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema from February to March 1982.

Current information

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


San Francisco Cruisin’

In September 1981, a 60-minute video of SAN FRANCISCO CRUISIN’ was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

V. Martin was the applicant.

Current information

Finding out who was Jack Films would help identify this feature. They are also listed as the producer of other unidentified films on this page.


Secret Fantasies

In November 1981, a 493.65-meter (44:59) 16mm ‘pre-censor cut version’ of SECRET FANTASIES was censored by a further 1.60-meter (00:08) before being awarded an R-rating.

The cuts were made to reduce the sex from being:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

…to
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

A film called SECRET FANTASY was reportedly released on their King of Video label and played Melbourne’s Club Cinema in January 1982 and July 1983. This may be SECRET FANTASIES.

Current information

Finding out who is Leo Rising Prod, the King of Video tape and promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


Sextet

In August 1979, a 1701.17-meter (62:00) print of SEXTET was censored by 50.04-meters (01:50) for an R-rating. The cuts were made to remove ‘indecency’.

Sextet (197?) - Australian daybill movie poster 1
Daybill via moviemem

Blake Films was the applicant.

Current information

There appear to be two films under this title, one a nudie-cutie and the other X-rated. The available information appears to have been mixed.

First, there is a version of SEXTET that Something Weird released as a DVD-R. It runs 53:22 (NTSC) and has no credits, although International Pictures Inc. is noted in the trailer. This is a nudie cutie, which would seem to match the generally listed 1964 release date. As it the case with much of the genre, it is very dull and exists mainly to show topless women. Nothing would have caused the film to be banned, or even released, in late-1970s Australia. This version has an IMDb listing and the one-sheet can be found at eMoviePoster.com.

The second version lists Gemini Films Inc. as the producer, Bud Irwin as director and Bunny Yeager as the director of photography. eMoviePoster.com has a US press book, which shows that the artwork matches the Blake Films daybill. The National Classification Database lists Gemini Films Inc., which confirms this is the version of SEXTET that was released in Australia. The American X-rating, plot and stills all confirm that this is a different film to Something Weird’s nudie-cutie SEXTET.

Either Bud Irwin remade SEXTET (1964), or the IMDb credits are incorrect.


Superstud

In January 1975, a 1848.00-meter (67:21) print of SUPERSTUD was banned because of ‘indecency’.

Roadshow Distributors was the applicant.

Banned in Queensland

On 5 June 1979, SUPERSTUD was prohibited by the Queensland Films Board of Review.

The distributor was Roadshow.

For any attempted distribution in Queensland, a film must first have a rating from the Film Censorship Board. It is unclear what is going with this title, as the National Classification Database does not list a censored version as ever being rated.

Current information

An Alex Ingle is listed as the cinematographer on KEEP IT UP (1972). Although Charles Alan is not mentioned, Charlen Productions is an obvious combination of their names.

Any promotional material from Roadshow Distributors would help identify this feature.


Sweet Diane

In March 1981, a 647.23-meter (58:59) 16mm print of SWEET DIANE was censored by 8.50-meters (00:46) for an R-rating.

The cuts were made to remove sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

In the R-rated version it was:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

Current information

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

The IMDb has a list of Venus International’s films. It is unclear if one of them is an AKA for this title.


Swinging Both Ways

In September 1976, a 2230.80-meter (81:19) print of SWINGING BOTH WAYS was banned because of ‘indecency’.

Roadshow Distributors were the applicant.

In February 1984, an 80-minute video was passed with the newly introduced X-rating.

K&C Video was the applicant. We doubt this tape was ever released.

Current information

A. C. Stephen is confirmed as the Producer, so this may be DROP OUT WIFE (1972). The ‘swinging scene’ plot also matches the new Australian title.

Any promotional material from Roadshow Distributors would help identify this feature.


This Love for Hire

In June 1981, a 614.00-meter (55:57) 16mm print of THIS LOVE FOR HIRE was censored by 9.60-meter (00:45) for an R-rating.

The sex in the original submission was cut because it was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

However, in the R-rated version it was:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

They reportedly went on to release it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema from November to December 1982 and October 1983.

Current information

The King of Video tape or any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


A Ton of Action

In March 1981, a 647.23-meter (58:59) 16mm print of A TON OF ACTION was censored by 8.90-meters (00:49) for an R-rating.

The cuts were made to remove sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

In the R-rated version it was:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

It is unclear if they released it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema in December 1982.

Current information

Any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.


Upright Action

In January 1982, a 598.50-meter (54:32) 16mm print of UPRIGHT ACTION was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Infrequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

A 471.70-meter (42:59) ‘reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in July 1982. It was awarded for sex, which was now described as being:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: Medium
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

It is unclear if they released it on their King of Video label.

This played at Melbourne’s Club Cinema from October to November 1983.

Current information

Any promotional material from 14th Mandolin would help identify this feature.

It is unclear if Venus Prods is the same company as Venus International Productions.


The World’s Last Sex Act

In June 1976, a 2119.00-meter (77:14) print of THE WORLD’S LAST SEX ACT was banned because of ‘indecency’.

A 1920.10-meter (69:59) ‘reconstructed version’ was passed with an R-rating in March 1977.

In both cases, Roadshow Distributors were the applicant.

Current information

Any promotional material from Roadshow Distributors would help identify this feature.

This may be CRIES OF ECSTASY, BLOWS OF DEATH (1973). The IMDb lists it as one of only two films credited to Antony Weber. Also, THE WORLD’S LAST SEX ACT title makes sense for a film with a post-apocalyptic plot.


4 In A Bed

In December 1981, a 628.50-meter (57:16) 16mm print of 4 IN A BED was banned because of sex, which was said to be:
Frequency: Frequent
Explicitness/Intensity: High
Purpose: Gratuitous

14th Mandolin was the applicant.

Current information

Jack Films are also listed as the producer of other unidentified films on this page.


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