LES GRANDES EMMERDEUSES (Clifford Brown, 1974)

An excellent article by Robert Monell on an obscure Jess Franco title starring Lina Romay and Pamela Stanford.

EL FRANCONOMICON / I'M IN A JESS FRANCO STATE OF MIND

es Grandes Emmerdeuses
1974 82 MINUTES European Trash Cinema (U.S. import) DIRECTED BY CLIFFORD BROWN (JESUS FRANCO; Produced by Robert de Nesle-C.F.F.P>Paris; Screenplay by David Khunne; DP: Etienne Rosenfeld; Louis Soulanes; Music: Andre Benichou [Robert Viger?]; P: Ramon Ardid. 82m Eastmancolor;

ABOVE: Bach-rock composer-guitarist Andre Benichou; who also scored Jess Franco’s LORNA, THE EXORCIST (1974); THE OBSCENE MIRROR (1973); EXORCISME (1974); among other titles.

WITH: LINA ROMAY (Pina) PAMELA SANFORD [Monique Delaunay] (Tina), Willy Braque [Guy Peraud] (Kashfi), Raymond Hardy [ Ramon Ardid] (Agent 0069, Perez), Monica Swinn, Lise Franval [Lisa Ferrera] (Martine), Richard de Conninck, Fred Williams, Susuki (Radeck’s female friend), Jess Franco(Martin)

(a.k.a. LES EMMERDEUSES; LES PETITES VICIEUSES FONT; LES GRANDES EMMERDEUSES aka Sexy a Go-Go)

A couple of air-headed diamond smugglers Pina and Tina (guess where they hide the diamonds!) travel to Istanbul to fence the jewels, as two agents track them. The women are captured by…

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MONDO EROTICO-IM 80 BETTEN UM DIE WELT (1976)

EL FRANCONOMICON / I'M IN A JESS FRANCO STATE OF MIND

The enthusiastic hostess (Esther Moser, GRETA THE MAD BUTCHER) of a cable broadcast Reality Television program focused on all aspects of eroticism, takes the audience on an interactive journey to various cities around the world, visiting notorious sex venues, sometimes taking part in the action as she breathlessly promises more to come. This is a review of the hardcore 87m version of this Mondo style film, which had been unavailable for many years, and is now out on Blu-ray from Producer Erwin C. Dietrich’s Ascot company.

MONDO EROTICO-AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEDS, is not first, second or even third tier Jess Franco. It’s more of a curiosity which provokes the question: What is a Jess Franco film?  In this case I would guardedly agree with the IMDB listing of this as an Erwin C. Dietrich-Jess Franco composite, with nary a trace of Franco’s name in the credits of the…

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