Alvin Purple (1973)





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A hilarious sex romp about Alvin, an ordinary guy who works in a waterbed store in Australia. Remarkably, he is always pursued by over-sexed women, which constantly gets him into hot water. The film that created a market for Australian films worldwide. ~ Rovi
Comedy , Drama
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Warner Bros. Pictures


Graeme Blundell
as Alvin Purple
George Whaley
as Dr. McBurney
Penne Hackforth-Jones
as Dr. Liz Sort
Jacki Weaver
as Second Sugar Girl
Daniel Webb
as Newsreader
as Girl In See-Through
Lynette Curran
as First Sugar Girl
Jill Forster
as Mrs. Horwood
Valerie Blake
as Alvin's Mother
Alan Finney
as Spike dooley
Peter Aanensen
as Ed Cameron
Kris McQuade
as Samantha
Eileen Chapman
as Alvin's Patient
Jan Friedl
as Miss Guernsey
Jon Finlayson
as Liz's Lawyer
John Smythe
as Alvin's Lawyer
Brian Moll
as Clerk Of Court
Peter Cummins
as Cabdriver
Bill Bennett
as Tina's Boss
Sally Conabere
as Second Nun
Carole Skinner
as Mother Superior
Dennis Miller
as Mr. Horwood
Frederick Parslow
as Alvin's Father
Lynn Flanagan
as Foreman Of Jury
Dina Mann
as Schoolgirl
Debbie Nakervis
as Girl In Blue Movie
Anne Pendlebury
as Alvin's Patient
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A film with progressive instincts that were both informed and complicated by the emergence of feminism as a political movement.

Full Review… | October 23, 2014

Audience Reviews for Alvin Purple

This early 1970s Australian film is a classic tale of sex and alienation and first real sex. Alvin Purple is not a good looking man, in fact you could say that he is pretty ugly. Nor is he funny or a man of great character in any sense. But somehow, for reasons unknown, he is irresistible to women. He attracts women wherever he goes: on the bus, in the park, even just walking down the street. The film contains a significant amount of sex and could be classified as a soft porn movie, but the sex is not for erotic purposes, but for comedic purpose as I cannot stop laughing as this awkward man who seems to know nothing about women has sex more times in a week than most people do in a lifetime. I remembered the locations of Melbourne area that has changed from 1973 to the present which are familiar to me.

Dean McKenna
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