Sight and Sound - 04/01/2004
"Everyone seems to be having a jolly good time..."
THE GOOD OLD NAUGHTY DAYS compiles 12 pornographic French shorts, produced between 1905 and 1925, restored by the Archives of the Centre National de la Cinematographie in 2002. Originally designed to be shown in the waiting rooms of brothels, these films graphically and often shockingly reveal that there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to sex. Surprisingly well-made--despite often uncooperative costumes--these twelve films, while definitely explicit, convey a spirit of fun and humor which is absent from modern films of a similar nature.
Film List: 1. The Hairdresser (1905) 2. Faiminette Workshop (1921) 3. Abott Bitt at the Convent (1925) 4. School Spanking (1925) 5. The Musketeer's Dinner (1920) 6. The Voyeur (1924) 7. Miss Butterfly (1925) 8. Agenor is Picking Up (1925) 9. Homework (1920) 10. Tea Time (1925) 11. Massages (1930) 12. Buried Treasures (1925)
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