Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Swap and How They Make It (1966)

Director: Joseph W. Sarno

Writer: Joseph W. Sarno

Composer: ???

Starring: Patricia McNair, Sheila Britt, George Wolfe, Louis Waldon, Crystal Snow, Monica Davis, Joanna Mills, Judson Todd, Peggy Steffans, Frank Spencer, Rick Sheldon, Richard Sarnes, Carold Holleck, Warwick Christian, ALix Reed, Thomas Andrisano

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The Scandalous Game of the Swinging Sixties

Plot: Two bored suburban housewives, neglected by their workaholic husbands, take on a couple of college kids for kicks, then decide to join a wife-swapping club. Complications arise when love, jealousy and resentment arise.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Probably.

Just like the other film on this Something Weird DVD double feature, SIN IN THE SUBURBS (1964), this film about swingers is period sleazy in topic but it barely contains any nudity.  The score is groovy as shit and the drum theme that pops up about 20 times is at first odd and annoying but then it grows on you to the point of diggin' on it at every opportunity. There isn't a composer credited so I'm guessing all of the music cues are stock library.  Where can I get my hands on these stock tracks?  I love this shit!


I really dig Sarno's style in these early pictures of his. This has a little more in common with SIN but it's different enough that it stands on its own.  It's a tale of deceit and revenge all wrapped inside a small community of wife-swappers.  Love it.  The SWV DVD comes with some extras like a Sarno commentary on SINS, the usual gallery of exploitation art and a mess of wife-swapping trailers.  Oh, and a short called, "A Sneak Peek at Strip Poker."  That one is 5 minutes of two 1960s couples playing in B&W.  The nudity is good but the music is better.  This is definitely worth a purchase.

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