Emanuelle in America (1976)

35mm film, Gevacolor, 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian borderline horror film directed by Joe D'Amato.


American photo-journalist Emanuelle travels the world in search of a scoop, becoming involved in day harems and exclusive diplomatic parties. She tries to expose a corrupt government official and uncovers a conspiracy to kidnap young women for use in snuff films.


Directed by: Joe D'Amato
© 1976 New Film Production s.r.l.
Screenplay by: Maria Pia Fusco
Based on a Story by: Ottavio Alessi, Piero Vivarelli
Director of Photography: Aristide Massaccesi [real name: Joe D'Amato]
Film Editor: Vincenzo Tomassi
Music Composed by: Nico Fidenco
Sound Recordist: Franco Bormi
Costumes: Luciana Marinucci
Make-up: Maurizio Trani
Hairstylist: Mirella Sforza [real name: Mirella De Rossi], Giancarlo Marin
Special Effects: Cine Audio Effects
Opticals: Ginnetto De Rossi
Art Director: Marco Dentich

Laura Gemser [Emanuelle]
Gabriele Tinti [Alfredo Elvize, Duke of Mount Elba]
Roger Browne [the senator]
Riccardo Salvino [Bill]
Lars Bloch [Eric van Darren]
Paola Senatore [Laura Elvize]
Maria Piera Regoli [Diana Smith]
Giulio Bianchi [Tony]
Efrem Appel [Joe]
Matilde Dall'Aglio [woman watching snuff movie]
Carlo Foschi
Maria Renata Franco
Giulio Massimini [waiter at Venice party]
Stefania Nocilli [Janet the model]

Alternative Titles

Black Emanuelle – Stunden wilder Lust – West Germany
Black Emanuelle en Amérique – France
Brutal Nights
I Emmanouella stin Ameriki – Greece
Emanuelle Amerikassa – Finland
Emanuelle en América – Spain
Emanuelle en Amérique – Canada (French)
Emanuelle negra en América – Mexico
Emmanuelle i Amerika – Denmark
Emmanuelle na América – Brazil
Эмануэль в Америке – Russia

Extracts included in
Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut (1999)
Snuff: A Non-fiction About Killing on Camera (2008)



  • The Dark Side no.203 (2019) pp.6, 8 – illustrated interview (The gore the merrier by Calum Waddell)
  • The Dark Side no.211 (2020) pp.6-10 – illustrated article (Black is beautiful by Calum Waddell)