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Radley Metzger is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Sound American born on 21 january 1929 at New York City (USA)

Radley Metzger

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Nationality USA
Birth 21 january 1929 at New York City (USA)
Death 31 march 2017 (at 88 years)

Radley Metzger (né le 21 janvier 1929 à New York) est un réalisateur américain.

Biography

Il est connu comme l'un des premiers réalisateurs de films de sexploitation puis de porno chic.

L'Adult Film Association of America le couronne meilleur réalisateur en 1976 pour The Opening of Misty Jones, réalisé sous le pseudonyme de Henry Paris. Il fait partie des membres de l'AVN Hall of Fame. Cette même année il adapte le roman 1956 de Catherine Robbe-Grillet L'Image.

Son film Le Chat et le Canari est un film policier classique.

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Filmography of Radley Metzger (11 films)

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Director

The Cat and the Canary, 1h38
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Rating57% 2.8540752.8540752.8540752.8540752.854075
On the 20th anniversary of his death, the remaining relatives of Cyrus West (Wilfred Hyde-White) are called to his mansion to view the filmed reading of his will. Cyrus lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his kin by setting up a dogfight for the fortune and revealing that Annabelle West (Carol Lynley) is to be the sole beneficiary. However, to claim the inheritance, Annabelle must spend the night in the house with the rest of the family and be deemed sane the next morning. A doctor from the asylum up the road, Dr Hendricks (Edward Fox), arrives and informs the guests that a homicidal maniac, has escaped and is hiding out in the area. With a history of insanity in the family, a mansion replete with secret rooms and corridors and "The Cat" murderer on the loose, the night becomes a tale of gruesome murders, suspense, and, ultimately, revelations.
The Opening of Misty Beethoven, 1h26
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Constance Money, Gloria Leonard, Jamie Gillis, John Calvin Culver
Rating69% 3.4950253.4950253.4950253.4950253.495025
In a pornographic take-off of Shaw's play Pygmalion (and its derivative My Fair Lady), the film is about a sexologist who tries transforming a low-skilled prostitute into a goddess of passion. While he tries to prepare her to seduce a homosexual artist, it is he for whom she develops feelings. In this film, Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion) is replaced by Dr. Seymour Love, the sexologist, played by Jamie Gillis. Eliza Doolittle (of Pygmalion) becomes Dolores "Misty" Beethoven, who is played by Constance Money, and Colonel Pickering becomes Geraldine Rich, played by Jacqueline Beudant. During the film, Misty achieves "elevation" better than Love and Rich had hoped but then cuts them off, as in George Bernard Shaw's play. However, this film then sees Misty return, take over for Dr. Love, and run the "school". Dr. Love is present but in a very subservient position. It is clearly Misty that is in charge by this time.
The Image
The Image (1975)
, 1h29
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Rebecca Brooke
Rating63% 3.152723.152723.152723.152723.15272
A Paris. Un homme revient dans le milieu brillant qu'il a quitté quelques années auparavant. Il va retrouver une femme qui le tint toujours étrangement éloigné et il va découvrir une jeune fille romantique et mystérieuse. Cette rencontre de trois êtres va peut-être leur permettre de se définir...
Score
Score (1974)
, 1h31
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Calvin Culver, Lynn Lowry
Rating58% 2.90372.90372.90372.90372.9037
In the mythical European city of Leisure, married couple Jack and Elvira have an ongoing bet regarding who can seduce whom. This comes up in the wake of a swinging night with a couple of tourists picked up via a newspaper ad. Elvira, a self-professed "sexual snob" has bet she can seduce newlywed Betsy, married to handsome marine biologist Eddie. If she fails by a certain midnight, then Jack gets to seduce Eddie.
The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sonny Landham, Darby Lloyd Rains, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, Eric Edwards
Rating68% 3.434613.434613.434613.434613.43461
Bourbon plays Pamela Mann, a married psychotherapist living and working in Manhattan who has several sexual encounters that are filmed by a private detective hired by her husband. Mann has sex with one of her patients, a prostitute, and also is kidnapped by a couple of radicals. While the male radical orally rapes Mann, the female radical reads the text of a Supreme Court decision on pornography. She also fellates a man she meets on a park bench. At the climax at the film, Mann is revealed to be watching the detective's films in bed with her husband. They have staged the encounters and the snooping for their own private enjoyment. They then have sex.
The Lickerish Quartet
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Frank Wolff, Erika Remberg, Karl-Otto Alberty
Rating59% 2.997992.997992.997992.997992.99799
In their castle, a wealthy couple (Frank Wolff and Erika Remberg) watch a blue movie with their adult son, played by Paolo Turco. Later that evening at a local carnival, they spot a woman (Silvana Venturelli) who appears to be one of the performers in the film and decide to take her home with them. Although a subsequent viewing of the film calls the woman's identity into question, their house guest quickly succeeds in seducing the various members of the family, resulting in the revelation of certain facts, fears and desires.
Camille 2000, 1h55
Directed by Radley Metzger
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Films about prostitution
Actors Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Philippe Forquet, Massimo Serato, Roberto Bisacco
Rating58% 2.908082.908082.908082.908082.90808
Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.
Therese and Isabelle
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin France
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Essy Persson, Anna Gaël, Anne Vernon, Barbara Laage, Maurice Teynac, Simone Paris
Rating61% 3.0992253.0992253.0992253.0992253.099225
Vingt ans après, Thérèse revient sur les lieux de son adolescence, le collège du Lys, abbaye désaffectée aux environs de Paris, où elle vécut, avec la singulière Isabelle, des amours clandestines et passionnées, pendant une année d'études. Le départ brutal d'Isabelle, rappelée par sa mère qui s'était remariée, mit un terme à cette brève amitié qui se disait éternelle...

Scriptwriter

The Cat and the Canary, 1h38
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Rating57% 2.8540752.8540752.8540752.8540752.854075
On the 20th anniversary of his death, the remaining relatives of Cyrus West (Wilfred Hyde-White) are called to his mansion to view the filmed reading of his will. Cyrus lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his kin by setting up a dogfight for the fortune and revealing that Annabelle West (Carol Lynley) is to be the sole beneficiary. However, to claim the inheritance, Annabelle must spend the night in the house with the rest of the family and be deemed sane the next morning. A doctor from the asylum up the road, Dr Hendricks (Edward Fox), arrives and informs the guests that a homicidal maniac, has escaped and is hiding out in the area. With a history of insanity in the family, a mansion replete with secret rooms and corridors and "The Cat" murderer on the loose, the night becomes a tale of gruesome murders, suspense, and, ultimately, revelations.
The Opening of Misty Beethoven, 1h26
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Constance Money, Gloria Leonard, Jamie Gillis, John Calvin Culver
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4950253.4950253.4950253.4950253.495025
In a pornographic take-off of Shaw's play Pygmalion (and its derivative My Fair Lady), the film is about a sexologist who tries transforming a low-skilled prostitute into a goddess of passion. While he tries to prepare her to seduce a homosexual artist, it is he for whom she develops feelings. In this film, Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion) is replaced by Dr. Seymour Love, the sexologist, played by Jamie Gillis. Eliza Doolittle (of Pygmalion) becomes Dolores "Misty" Beethoven, who is played by Constance Money, and Colonel Pickering becomes Geraldine Rich, played by Jacqueline Beudant. During the film, Misty achieves "elevation" better than Love and Rich had hoped but then cuts them off, as in George Bernard Shaw's play. However, this film then sees Misty return, take over for Dr. Love, and run the "school". Dr. Love is present but in a very subservient position. It is clearly Misty that is in charge by this time.
The Image
The Image (1975)
, 1h29
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Rebecca Brooke
Rating63% 3.152723.152723.152723.152723.15272
A Paris. Un homme revient dans le milieu brillant qu'il a quitté quelques années auparavant. Il va retrouver une femme qui le tint toujours étrangement éloigné et il va découvrir une jeune fille romantique et mystérieuse. Cette rencontre de trois êtres va peut-être leur permettre de se définir...
The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sonny Landham, Darby Lloyd Rains, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, Eric Edwards
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.434613.434613.434613.434613.43461
Bourbon plays Pamela Mann, a married psychotherapist living and working in Manhattan who has several sexual encounters that are filmed by a private detective hired by her husband. Mann has sex with one of her patients, a prostitute, and also is kidnapped by a couple of radicals. While the male radical orally rapes Mann, the female radical reads the text of a Supreme Court decision on pornography. She also fellates a man she meets on a park bench. At the climax at the film, Mann is revealed to be watching the detective's films in bed with her husband. They have staged the encounters and the snooping for their own private enjoyment. They then have sex.
The Lickerish Quartet
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Frank Wolff, Erika Remberg, Karl-Otto Alberty
Roles Story
Rating59% 2.997992.997992.997992.997992.99799
In their castle, a wealthy couple (Frank Wolff and Erika Remberg) watch a blue movie with their adult son, played by Paolo Turco. Later that evening at a local carnival, they spot a woman (Silvana Venturelli) who appears to be one of the performers in the film and decide to take her home with them. Although a subsequent viewing of the film calls the woman's identity into question, their house guest quickly succeeds in seducing the various members of the family, resulting in the revelation of certain facts, fears and desires.