Harry Alan Towers, that prolific producer of cheap but handsome exploitation (and the man behind many Jess Franco films back in the day) backed this 1983 effort which attracted some interest (from somewhere, apparently) for featuring French game show hostess Sophie Favier showing off her prizes, as it were. She isn’t the lead, though. That happens to be one Jennifer Inch (?!), who plays a young woman dressing as a young boy. She is adopted by a nobleman, who wonders why he’s so excited around his young charge. The secret doesn’t last long, however, and soon she’s carousing with him and sundry partners, while filling him in on her upbringing (which involved much spanking). Once again, as with Black Venus, the film looks better than it has any right to, which helps compensate for the atrocious dubbing.Audio
Overall, this film’s mono soundtrack sounds better than does that of its sister release. This isn’t to say that there isn’t any dialogue distortion, because there is, but it is certainly held to manageable levels. The music is clear. For what it is, and for its age, this track could sound a lot worse. The mix is a bit odd, though. Notice how, in one of the early scenes, a buzzing fly threatens to drown out the dialogue.
There is speckling present, and there is some minor grain, but the print is generally in pretty decent shape. The colours are strong and far more stable than those on display in Black Venus. The blacks and flesh tones are good, too, and the image is reasonably sharp. Again, all things considered, this looks pretty swell. It is, however, also in fullscreen.
More a slice of preserved low-end film history than an eminently watchable film, but there is some interest here.