The Telephone Book (1971)





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In this film that seeks to make a comedy about obscene telephone callers, several callers and their victims are shown. Most of the film is about one of the callers who is so beguiling that before long, many of his victims are hoping that he will call them back. Indeed, one of his victims is so entranced that she exerts considerable effort trying to find him, not for prosecution, but to see how his real-life virility compares with his virtuoso telephoning. One interesting sidelight is that the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Nelson Lyon
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On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
Rosebud Films

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as Man In Bed

as Har Poon

as Mr. Smith

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as Whip Woman

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An oversexed girl encounters stag film producers, perverts and lesbian seductresses as she searches Manhattan for the obscene phone caller who has stolen her heart. This is sexploitation comedy as designed by the NYC art scene (Warhol Superstar Ultra Violet shows up as the "whip woman"). It bogs down in the middle, but stay until the end for an explicit, surreal cartoon featuring a woman making love to a skyscraper and other obscene sights that have to be seen to be believed.

Greg S

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This obscure little gem looks like it may have been the inspiration for later film classics, or at the very least, a precursor. This is a bizarre, sexy, black and white (for the most part) comedy that embraced the sexual freedom of the time and threw it up on the screen. I found it interesting that Jill Clayburgh had a role in this. Must have been before she hit the big time.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

A bizarrely arty approach to smut, and filled with some great vintage NYC footage, this little gem is well worth checking out.

Thanks to Vinegar Syndrome from dragging it out into the light once and for all.

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