Sunday, June 29, 2014
Movie Ad of the Week: BED CAREER a.k.a. SWINGIN' MODELS (1973)
The West German sexploiter BETTKARRIERE (1972) -- directed by Ilja von Anutroff (a.k.a. Ralf Gregan) and starring Claus Tinney, Angelika Wehbeck and Ingrid Steeger -- opened in the New York area, sans an MPAA rating, as BED CAREER on May 4, 1973. The Daily News found the literal translation a bit too suggestive and advertised the film as NIGHT CAREERS instead (We'll post that ad as soon as we get it). Apparently neither title generated much box-office interest, because Hemisphere Pictures designed a whole new ad campaign and brought the film back to New York seven months later (December 7, 1973) as SWINGIN' MODELS.