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55 Ratings


Directed by John Byrum
United Kingdom, 1974


A young, once-great Hollywood film director (Richard Dreyfuss) refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confides himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.

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  • Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Inserts

    Odd Hollywood dark comedy resembles a filmed stage play more than a film. Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, and Jessica Harper are good, but Veronica Cartwright and Stephen Davies go cartoonishly over the top. Strong characters, but there's some really cliched stage-style writing - though the confrontation between Dreyfuss and Harper is undeniably engrossing. Pretty explicit considering the mainstream cast.

  • Øyvind Rype's rating of the film Inserts

    Mixing 70's grit and Sunset Boulevard, this is a strange, black comedy/chamber drama of a former, now washed-up silent film director who in the 1930's still refuses to make the transition to talkies. Smoking cigars and gulping whiskey, he's now doing low budget porn from his own run-down mansion just for the ease of it. Sadly underrated it appears.