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The Teacher (1974)

Much of 18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, whose husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph ... See full summary »

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Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)

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Howard Avedis (as Hikmet Avedis)
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Complete credited cast:
Angel Tompkins ... Diane Marshall
Jay North ... Sean Roberts
Anthony James ... Ralph Gordon
Marlene Schmidt ... Alice Roberts
Barry Atwater ... Sheriff Murphy
Med Flory ... Joe Roberts
Rudy Herrera Jr. Rudy Herrera Jr. ... Lou Gordon
Quinn O'Hara ... Margaret Parker
Sivi Aberg Sivi Aberg ... Bonnie Nelson
Richard Winterstein Richard Winterstein ... Russell Marshall (as Dick Winterstein)
Katherine Cassavetes Katherine Cassavetes ... Gossiping Lady 1 (as Katherine Cassavettes)
Lady Rowlands Lady Rowlands ... Gossiping Lady 2 (as Lady Rolands)
Cassandra Lucas Cassandra Lucas ... Waitress
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Much of 18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, whose husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph also has the "hots" for Diane; and it doesn't help that Sean was with Ralph's younger brother, Lou, when Lou died. Written by Kim Williams <KDWms@webtv.net>

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She Corrupted The Youthful Morality of an Entire School! See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1976 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seductress See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Hickmar Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Shot in 12 days. See more »

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During the pool scene at Sean's house, when he is pushed into the pool, water splashes onto the camera lens. For the rest of the shot, it is apparent when focus on the lens is changed because the drops rotate around the center of the shot. See more »

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Diane Marshall: [Angel Tompkins' sexy teacher character: Diane invites reluctant student/virgin , Sean; played by Jay North into her house] Well, come on in a minute... I'm not gonna rape you.
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The Teacher
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Jackie Ward
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a mix of B minus movie-making and a not-quite boob-show
1 January 2009 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

One of the handful of pictures made by Hikmet Avedis, a classifiable low-budget director of not-quite schlock and drive-in flicks, The Teacher is ostensibly about a 28 year old teacher (lovely Angel Tompkins)- the hottie of the town without a husband as he's a drifter/biker somewheres- who bonds with the shy 18 year old former student neighbor (1/2 dimensional Jay North) and start up a passionate affair. This part of the story is basically more or less just a Penthouse letter extended to feature length (and, oddly enough for a drive-in flick, the amount of sex is actually shown to a minimum, above the belt as it were). What makes it just a little bit more interesting, if also insane, is the character Ralph (crazy-eyed Anthony James), who comes off like a 2nd string James Bond villain missing a couple of acting classes.

He's weird and a snoop, with an obsession with Diane holding a torch for her unofficially while also trying to hunt down Sean after the death of his younger brother. It seems stranger still why Ralph would be so distraught over his brother's death when all Ralph seems to do is sit in his warehouse by the harbor, take out a pair of binoculars from his coffin (which comes out of the mysterious hearse he drives around) which also has a rifle. But he's a villain nonetheless, creeping up at pretty much any instance Sean and Diane are out, or even while they're on her boat making love as he creeps up like a Z-grade Aquaman.

If nothing else his ridiculous performance of an even sillier, deranged cat makes it watchable, when all else is just kind of mundane romance (North especially can barely act his way out of a paper bag, at least Tompkins has her sex appeal). It's nothing very special, or memorable, but if the title ever came up in conversation it would be fun to wax poetic about Anthony James as Ralph, or to contemplate the ways it could make a decent self-made MST3K feature.


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