My film prints

by jenniolson | created - 22 Oct 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

A list of movies in my collection of original 16mm and 35mm film prints. Most of these are in The Jenni Olson Queer Film Archive at Oddball Film & Video. Some are at the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation.

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1. Desire Under the Palms (1968)

81 min | Drama

As a sideline, a bored suburban wife writes articles for women's magazines. When a friend shows her an explicit men's magazine, she attempts to write erotic material. However, she finds that a lot more first-hand research is required, and her husband is more interested in checkers.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Chuck Traynor, Rene Howard, Charlotte Brody, Orando Childs

Votes: 24

2. That Tender Touch (1969)

R | 88 min | Drama

That Tender Touch focuses on the twisted break up of lesbian lovers Marsha and Terri who share a contented life together before dissatisfaction invades their Southern California wood-paneled apartment.

Director: Russel Vincent | Stars: Sue Bernard, Bee Tompkins, Rick Cooper, Phae Dera

Votes: 95

3. Willy/Milly (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriately for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses, or prom dances. One day, her best friend's little brother ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Pamela Adlon, Patty Duke, Eric Gurry, Mary Tanner Bailey

Votes: 443 | Gross: $0.28M

4. The Maids (1975)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A film version of Genet's play. Two house cleaners, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her.

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns

Votes: 400

5. The Gay Deceivers (1969)

R | 97 min | Comedy

Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Kevin Coughlin, Brooke Bundy, Lawrence P. Casey, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 512

6. Dallas Doll (1994)

104 min | Comedy

A feisty independent golf player wreaks havoc in a suburban Sydney home by attempting to seduce every member of the family.

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Victoria Longley, Frank Gallacher, Jake Blundell

Votes: 110

7. The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure

Sumuru is a beautiful but evil woman who plans world domination by having her sexy all-female army eliminate male leaders and replace them with her female agents.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Frankie Avalon, George Nader, Shirley Eaton, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 858

8. Zero for Conduct (1949)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

A naughty, love-smitten teacher sets in motion an audacious scheme to woo a charming final-year student who is in love with her fisherman beau.

Directors: Yannis Filippou, Mihallis Gaziadis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Labros Konstadaras, Dinos Iliopoulos, Fragiskos Manellis

Votes: 97

9. Wings of the Morning (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance.

Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Glenn Tryon | Stars: Annabella, Henry Fonda, Leslie Banks, Stewart Rome

Votes: 236

10. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 5,274 | Gross: $2.49M

11. Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

It's Christmas Eve at the Blue Jay, a Greenwich Village gay bar, a place where patrons believe they can feel free to be themselves as opposed to the straight charade many portray in their ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn Nelson | Stars: Tom Bade, James Murdock, Paul Blake, Gary Campbell

Votes: 278 | Gross: $0.12M

12. Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

The young, naive Smitty is sent to prison for six months; Cathy, his girlfriend, watches as he disappears behind the bars and barbed wire. He's assigned a cell with Queenie, a balls-out ... See full summary »

Directors: Harvey Hart, Jules Schwerin | Stars: Wendell Burton, Michael Greer, Zooey Hall, Danny Freedman

Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.18M

13. Times Square (1980)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music

Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York City by its ears.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield

Votes: 1,412

14. Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me (1970)

89 min | Documentary

A biographical look at the life and contemporary impact of Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). At Radcliffe a student of William James, to Paris with her brother Leo: they take up residence at 27 ... See full summary »

Director: Perry Miller Adato | Stars: Pierre Balmain, Bennett Cerf, Janet Flanner, Jacques Lipschitz

Votes: 10

15. A Question of Love (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

A woman fights her ex-husband for custody of her children when he sues for custody after learning that she is living in a relationship with another woman.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Jane Alexander, Ned Beatty, Clu Gulager

Votes: 124

16. In the Glitter Palace (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The ex-girlfriend of a laywer/detective, who left him for a lesbian lover, asks him to defend her lover in a murder case.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Chad Everett, Barbara Hershey, Carole Cook, Howard Duff

Votes: 50

17. Staircase (1969)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charles Dyer (Sir Rex Harrison) and Harry Leeds (Richard Burton) are a couple that have been living together for nearly twenty years. Both earn a living as hairdressers in the West End of ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, Cathleen Nesbitt, Beatrix Lehmann

Votes: 761

18. The Killing of Sister George (1968)

X | 138 min | Drama

The life of a soap opera actress begins to unravel as she fears her character will be written out of the series.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 2,132

19. Making Love (1982)

R | 113 min | Drama

A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $11.90M

20. Moments (1979)

92 min | Drama

Anne, a Parisian, visits her friend Yola in Tel Aviv, where Yola lives with her husband Avi and their son. There's tension in the air and the attraction between the two women is palpable. ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Bat-Adam | Stars: Michal Bat-Adam, Brigitte Catillon, Assi Dayan, Avi Pnini

Votes: 60

21. The Fox (1967)

PG | 110 min | Drama

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Keir Dullea, Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood, Glynne Morris

Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $18.75M

22. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A naive nineteen-year-old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,497

23. We Were One Man (1979)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Vallois | Stars: Serge Avedikian, Piotr Stanislas, Catherine Albin, Lucien Guérin

Votes: 544

24. Busting (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Defying orders to lay-off the case, two Los Angeles vice-squad cops go after a local mobster and use unorthodox methods to achieve results.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 1,141 | Gross: $0.11M

25. The Consequence (1977)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Ernst Hannawald, Werner Schwuchow, Hans-Michael Rehberg

Votes: 691

26. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 5,150

27. The Laughing Policeman (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In San Francisco, California, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Albert Paulsen

Votes: 2,438 | Gross: $1.36M

28. Turnabout (1940)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, William Gargan

Votes: 662

29. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Countess Marya Zaleska appears in London, mysterious events occur leading Dr. Von Helsing to believe the Countess must be a vampire.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 5,959

30. Ernesto (1979)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

Triest in the year 1911. Ernesto is the priviliged, seventeen year old son of a jewish mother and a non-jewish father, who has deserted his family. He is raised by his uncle Giovanni and ... See full summary »

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Turi Ferro

Votes: 439

31. This Special Friendship (1964)

99 min | Drama

A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Francis Lacombrade, Didier Haudepin, François Leccia, Dominique Maurin

Votes: 2,577

32. The Detective (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman

Votes: 2,941 | Gross: $14.30M

33. Low Man on a Totem Pole (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

Unsold pilot based on the truth life experience of writer H. Allen Smith who lives in New York City's Greenwich Village and struggles to get his work published.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, John McGiver, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Votes: 5

35. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Flip Side (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Sal Mineo guest stars as a ruthless young operator who heads up an international narcotics ring which the IMF attempts to break up on Paramount Television's "Mission: Impossible.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

Votes: 100

36. Red Noses (1932)

21 min | Comedy, Short

Thelma and Zasu go to a Turkish bath to try to get rid of a cold.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Blanche Payson, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 78

37. In Winterlight (1974)


Produced as an educational short for professionals in the field of sexology this fascinating short portrays a lesbian sexual encounter in a California cabin.

Director: Laird Sutton

38. Screentest (1975)

20 min | Short

A fragmented cinematic portrait of nine talented amateur actors and mimes. A candid look at an unusually gifted group of avant garde artists coming together to experience and share each ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Mouris

39. The Greenie (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Sport

Told on the premise that the United States has always been a refuge from those seeking a reprieve from poverty and bigotry, this Miniature short from M-G-M is the story of a young Polish ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Star: Carey Wilson

40. Halloweenie (1986)

13 min | Short, Comedy

A young man dresses up as a six foot penis for the annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade.

Director: Bill Daughton | Star: Bob Lyss

41. Die Chance (1982)

12 min | Comedy, Short

Christoph Eichhorn plays multiple roles in this old fashioned story of a chorus girl who gets her big break.

Director: Christoph Eichhorn | Star: Christoph Eichhorn

42. Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.

Director: Paul Leaf | Stars: Brad Dourif, Ellen Holly, Harrison Page, Bill Duke

Votes: 51

43. The Little Nuns (1963)

100 min | Comedy

Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school, disrupting teaching of the little orphans who study there and damaging ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Amedeo Nazzari, Didi Perego, Umberto D'Orsi

Votes: 30

44. Summer's End (1985)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

10-year-old Kathy prefers pigtails to curls and runs away for the day to avoid a hair appointment. While she's off having adventures with her best pal Jeeter, her parents clash over how to ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Brickell | Stars: Joy Chesser, Radha Delamarter, Lisa Foster, Jerry Franks

Votes: 13

46. Bertrand Is Missing (1986)

44 min | Short, Drama

Bertrand is a 12-year-old runaway kid who meets Boris, a strange man who saves him from trouble, after he tries to steal something to eat in a supermarket. An odd relationship ensues.

Director: Patrick Mimouni | Stars: Nini Crépon, Patrick Malterre, Aïssa Djabri, Eric Picou