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The Swap and How They Make It (1966)

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.


Joseph W. Sarno (as Joe Sarno)


Joseph W. Sarno




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia McNair Patricia McNair ... Mona Parsons
Sheila Britt Sheila Britt ... Karen Picard (as Stella Britton)
George Wolfe George Wolfe ... Les Parsons
Louis Waldon Louis Waldon ... Wayne Picard (as Jim Chisolm)
Crystal Snow Crystal Snow ... Penny Craig
Monica Davis Monica Davis ... Brooke Furman (as Pat Davis)
Richard Sarnes Richard Sarnes ... Kent Craig
Judson Todd Judson Todd ... Pete Furman
Peggy Steffans Peggy Steffans ... Stella Morse (as Cleo Nova)
Frank Spencer Frank Spencer ... Danny Morse (as Steve Barton)
Rick Sheldon Rick Sheldon ... Morgan Hackett
Carol Holleck Carol Holleck ... Gene Hackett (as Rynn Marlowe)
Joanna Mills Joanna Mills ... Kathy (as Joyce Knight)
Warwick Christian Warwick Christian ... Paul Masters
Alix Reed Alix Reed ... Dick
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Stella Morse: It's a... pretty difficult for me to uhm.. tell you about the exchange... it's much easier.. for me to... show you.
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Alternate Versions

The Swedish censors made 3 cuts:
  • 1) Man seduces woman in front of his girlfriend.
  • 2) The punishment of the girl.
  • 3) The punishment of the girl.
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exciting and ever interesting relic of a most specific period of sexual social history
12 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Not the non stop swaparama one might expect and the participants may show as much angst as flesh but this is still one hell of a movie. Just a little overlong but it boldly covers much ground and the 60's were barely swinging by this time. In the beginning it appears that the movie will be about the seduction of college kids by bored housewives but this keeps broadening out until we have a sleazy (mostly off screen) rape as seeming finale but no there is more. In the end we have (again, mostly off screen) gang rape and suggestions of incest. Heady stuff and for the most part all treated most seriously and if some of the performances lapse occasionally, the sexy mood, aided by simple yet effective spasmodic drumming sustains the movie throughout it's gradual spiral towards depravity. Well shot and for the most part well performed. An exciting and ever interesting relic of a most specific period of sexual social history. Fun too!

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4 October 1968 (West Germany) See more »

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