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How To Alter A Film's Genre In 20 Minutes.

HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

Kapt'n Rauhbein aud St.Pauli ( aka Captain Typhoon ) 1971 German country of origin poster, Belgian poster and an Australian daybill.

 for the U.S.A. audiences the same film... but wait there's more.

U.S.A. one sheet poster.

To cash in on the success of Roger Corman's nurse movies (THE STUDENT NURSES, PRIVATE DUTY NURSES, etc.), a tame 1971 German adventure film was transformed into NURSES FOR SALE thanks to 20 minutes of R-rated exploitation scenes directed by Al Adamson (SATAN'S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN), ( This information was originally published by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema ).



  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,518 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    This cracked me up!
  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited June 10
    Good one! Here is a very similar example!

    Ein Toter Hing Im Netz was a low budget 1960 German/Yugoslavian sex movie about seven beautiful girls who crash land on a desert island with one man and was first released in the United States in 1962 as "It's Hot in Paradise", as it was originally filmed.

    In1965, additional material was filmed that involved the man being bitten by a radioactive spider (shades of Spider-Man!), which turned him into a "half man/half spider", apparently with terrible special effects, and this massively re-edited version of the movie was titled "Horrors of Spider Island"! 

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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

    Double Trouble ( c1960 / 1961 ) and Swingin' Along ( 1962 ). Same film with added Ray Charles,
    Roger Williams and Bobby Vee footage added to the Swingin' Along version. There is some confussion with which version came first. Some sources state Swingin' Along came first and that Double Trouble was the re-issue title, but in fact Double Trouble was the original release title in early 1961 and Swingin' Along was the re-release title in 1962. I have been wanting to bring this one to public attention for years and happily the opportunity has arrived here to set the record straight.  

     The film was released in Australia in 1961 as Double Trouble in a black and white version. The daybill colour credit has been covered over on the above daybill poster

    The Double Trouble version released in Australia was 83 minutes in length  and apparently the U.S. re-issue version of Swingin' Along had a running time of only 74 minutes.  Actor Bill Bradley's part as the TV announcer  in Double Trouble was cut out and and after the  re-shooting of Art Baker playing the Bill Bradley role was then added to the film. Although the added musical numbers run 10 / 12 minutes in length the re-shooting and cutting resulted in the revised version of Swingin' Along  being much shorter in durarion. By all reports both versions were mediocre.

    A bit of trivia is that  the title for the film originally was The Schnook, until it was changed to Double Trouble very late in the proceedings.

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