Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

USA,
87m, 7830 feet
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Woody Allen.

Premise

An anthology of comedy sketches revolving around sex and sexual problems.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Woody Allen
© United Artists Corporation MCMLXXII [1972]
A Jack Rollins-Charles H. Joffe and Brodsky/Gould production
Executive Producer: Jack Brodsky
Producer: Charles H. Joffe
Associate Producer: Jack Grossberg
Written for the Screen by: Woody Allen
From the Book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask by: Dr David Reuben
Director of Photography: David M. Walsh
Supervising Film Editor: James T. Heckert
Film Editor: Eric Albertson
Music Composed and Conducted by: Mundell Lowe
Sound Mixer: Jack Solomon
Male Wardrobe Supervisor: Arnold M. Lipin
Female Wardrobe Supervisor: G. Fern Weber
Makeup: Paul Stanhope Jr
Production Designer: Dale Hennesy

Cast
Woody Allen (Victor/Fabrizio/The Fool/The Sperm)
John Carradine (Dr Bernardo)
Lou Jacobi (Sam Letterman)
Louise Lasser (Gina)
Anthony Quayle (The King)
Tony Randall (the operator)
Lynn Redgrave (The Queen)
Burt Reynolds (switchboard)
Gene Wilder (Dr Doug Ross)
Jack Barry (himself)
Elaine Giftos (Mrs Ross)
Toni Holt (herself)
Robert Q. Lewis (himself)
Heather Macrae (Helen Lacey)
Pamela Mason (herself)
Sidney Miller (George)
Regis Philbin (himself)
Titos Vandis (Stavros Milos)
Stanley Adams (stomach operator)
Oscar Beregi (brain control)

Alternative Titles

O ABC do Amor – Portugal
Allt du skulle vilja veta om sex, men varit f̦r skraj att fr̴ga om РSweden
Alt du vil vite om sex (men ikke vÃ¥ger spørre om) – Norway
Amit tudni akarsz a szexről… – Hungary
Daredemo shiri-tagatteru kuse ni chotto kiki-nikui sex no subete ni tsuite oshiemashou – Japan
Min yndlings-perversion – Denmark
Mitä kaikkea oletkaan aina halunnut tietää seksistä, mutta et ole rohjennut kysyä – Finland
Mitä olet halunnut tietää seksistä – Finland (television)
Seksten korkmuyorum! – Turkey
Sve Å¡to ste oduvek hteli da znate o seksu a niste smeli da pitate – Serbia
Todo lo que siempre quiso saber sobre el sexo pero jamás se atrevió a preguntar – Venezuela
Todo lo que Ud. siempre quiso saber sobre el sexo (pero temía preguntar) – Uruguay
Todo lo que usted quería saber sobre el sexopero temía preguntar – Spain (DVD)
Todo lo que usted quiso saber de sexo y nunca se atrevió a preguntar – Chile
Todo lo que usted siempre quiso saber sobre el sexopero nunca se atrevió a preguntar – Spain
Todo lo que usted siempre quiso saber sobre el sexo, pero temía preguntar – Mexico
Todo lo que usted siempre quiso saber sobre el sexo… – Argentina
Tot ceea ce ati vrut sa stiti despre sex, dar v-a fost teama sa intrebati – Romania
Tot el que vostè ha volgut saber sempre sobre el sexe, però que mai no ha gosat preguntar – Spain (Catalan)
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe (sans jamais oser le demander) – France
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe sans jamais oser le demander – Canada (French)
Tudo o que Voc̻ Sempre quis Saber Sobre Sexo e Tinha Medo de Perguntar РBrazil
Tudo o que Voc̻ Sempre quis Saber Sobre Sexo, mas Tinha Medo de Perguntar РBrazil
Tutto quello che avreste voluto sapere sul sesso ma non avete mai osato chiedere – Italy
Was Sie schon immer über Sex wissen wollten, aber bisher nicht zu fragen wagten – Germany
Was Sie schon immer über Sex wissen wollten, aber bisher nicht zu fragen wagten – West Germany
What Makes a Man a Homosexual? – alternative title
Wszystko, co zawsze chcieliscie wiedziec o seksie, ale baliscie sie zapytac – Poland
Τα Πάντα Γύρω από το Σεξ – Greece
Все, что вы хотели знать о сексе, но боялись спросить – Russia
Всичко, което винаги сте искали да знаете за секса, но сте се страхували да попитате – Bulgaria

Extracts included in
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994)
I Am Woody (2003)
Indie Sex: Censored (2007)
Indie Sex: Extremes (2007)
Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003)
Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002)

See also
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

References

Periodicals

  • Avant-Scène du Cinéma no.565 October 2007 pp.114-117 – article (À propos de la sortie du Rêve de Cassandre – Woody assassin by Yves Alion)
  • CinemaTV Today no.10027 (14 April 1973) p.22 – credits, synopsis, review (The new films by Marjorie Bilbow)
  • Empire no.135 September 2000 p.112 – DVD review (DVD by [SB])
  • Empire no.137 (November 2000) p.138 – review (Video to buy: the Woody Allen range by Kim Newman)
  • Film Review no.597 (September 2000) p.49 – DVD review (Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex by Gary Russell)
  • Filmfacts vol.15 no.17 (1972) pp.397-400 – reprinted reviews
  • Filmovy Prehled no.12 (2000) pp.33-34 – credits
  • Films and Filming vol.19 no.8 (May 1973) p.54 – review
  • Focus on Film no.13 (Winter 1973) pp.5-6 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.219 no.27 (7 January 1972) p.12 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.222 no.31 (15 August 1972) p.3 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.468 (January 1973) p.8 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Sight & Sound vol.42 no.3 (Summer 1973) p.178 – review
  • Variety 9 August 1972 p.20, 24 – credits, review

Books

  • The Films of Woody Allen by G. Bendazzi pp.76-85; 204 – illustrated article; credits
  • The Films of Woody Allen by Neil Sinyard pp.28-32, 46, 64
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis 123 – credits
  • John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver pp.304-305 – illustrated credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.127 – credits
  • The Woody Allen Companion by Stephen J. Spignesi pp.166-172 – article
  • Woody Allen: Film by Film by Jason Solomons pp.66-69 – illustrated article