Behind the Green Door (1972) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.9/ 10 (1185 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Cinema 7 Film Group [us] - (uncredited)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - August 1972
(UK) - 13 January 1973
(USA) - April 1973
(Sweden) - 31 December 1973
(Japan) - 9 October 1976

Running Time


audience, audience-participation, based-on-short-story, based-on-short-story, brunette, color-in-title, cult-film, cunnilingus, curtain, ejaculation, erection, erotic-70s, fat-woman, fellatio, female-masturbation, female-nudity, flashback, foursome, full-frontal-female-nudity, gang-bang, green-door, group-sex, hardcore, interracial-sex, kidnapped-girl,

Technical Support
OFM:16 mm
PFM:16 mm
PFM:35 mm - (blow-up)
RAT:1.37 : 1

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Pictures of Behind the Green Door (1972) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Baxendale, Hadley V. as [Audience] <38>
  2. Bradford, Mike (IV) as [Parking Lot Attendant] <13>
  3. Coburn, Richard (I) as [Audience] <42>
  4. Davidson, Ben (I) as [Doorman] <7>
  5. Dayton, Rick as [Male Attendant] <26>
  6. Fuller, Dana as [Cook] <9>
  7. Gebe, Michael as [Audience] <41>
  8. Hadley, Bill as [Audience] <40>
  9. Harmon, Jan as [Audience] <28>
  10. Harmon, Kirt as [Audience] <27>
  11. Jones, Mike (LIII) as [Male Attendant] <21>
  12. Keyes, Johnnie as [African Stud] <3>
  13. Kloud, Tom as [Male Attendant] <22>
  14. Levine, Yank as [Dudley] <5>
  15. Marconi, George as [Audience] <33>
  16. Martin, Jon (I) as (as Jerry Ross) [Audience] <34>
  17. McDonald, George S. as [Barry Clark] <2>
  18. McKnight, Ted (I) as [Male Attendant] <25>
  19. Meador, Dale as (as Dale Meade) [Hotel Clerk] <10>
  20. Mitchell, Artie as (as Art Mitchell) [Second Kidnapper] <12>
  21. Mitchell, Jim (IV) as (as James Mitchell) [First Kidnapper] <11>
  22. Porny, Ariel as [Male Attendant] <23>
  23. Reynolds, Tyler (I) as (as Theodore Horne) [Male Attendant] <24>
  24. Royale, Tony as [Guard] <14>
  25. Vane, Barry as [Audience] <36>
  26. Attell, Toni as (as Toad Attell) [Mime] <6>
  27. Brody, Bunny as [Female Attendant] <15>
  28. Bryan, Barbara as [Female Attendant] <16>
  29. Castle, Angela (II) as [Audience] <29>
  30. Chambers, Marilyn (I) as [Gloria] <1>
  31. Chapman, Linda (II) as [Audience] <31>
  32. Dranthra, Rabin as [Female Attendant] <19>
  33. Johnson, Kandi as [Female Attendant] <18>
  34. Knowles, Elizabeth as (as Lisa Grant) [Matron] <4>
  35. Lee, Erin (I) as [Audience] <39>
  36. Mayo, Bernice as [Female Attendant] <17>
  37. Mitchell, Adrienne (II) as [Waitress] <8>
  38. Parker, Barbara (III) as [Female Attendant] <20>
  39. Strawberry, Martha as [Audience] <37>
  40. Torrez, Leticia as [Audience] <32>
  41. Vane, Mira as [Audience] <35>
  42. Willson, Nancy as [Audience] <30>


  1. Adult
  2. Drama

Full Plot

Two men enter a fast food place. The owner asks them about a mysterious matter. After some considerations, one of the two guys accepts to tell the story. Here starts a long flashback: the two men are in a terrace, next to a lake, and one is telling the other a story. A woman sits at a table nearby. Later the same woman is kidnapped. When the blindfold is removed, a woman welcomes her. After a relaxing massage, she is accompanied by 6 women, into a stage, in front of masked men, and women of all kinds. A speaker explains that the woman will be pleased, by all means. The 6 women first, and later some men make love to her, while the audience progressively move into a orgy. This is the end of the flashback. The owner of the fast food place asks what happened after that time, but the men refuse to tell... Andrea Pasqua Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 60,000 GR: USD 50,000,000 (USA)

Movie Certificate

M/18 (Portugal)
18+ (Canada)(Québec)
R (Canada)(Ontario)
X (Australia)
(Banned) (Finland)(1995)
15 (Sweden)

Music Composers

  1. Le Blanc, Daniel


  1. Fontana, Jon (I) (as Jon T. Fontana)

Dress Designers

  1. Baker, Loralyn


144942 Canada Inc. [ca] - (1993) (Canada) (VHS) (as Kaytel Video Distribution)
Cinema International Corporation (CIC) [fr] - (????) (Canada) (theatrical)
Mitchell Brothers Film Group [us] - (1972) (USA) (theatrical)
Mitchell Brothers Film Group [us] - (2001) (USA) (DVD)
Mitchell Brothers Home Video [us] - (????) (USA) (VHS)
TCX Premium Video [gb] - (1981) (UK) (VHS) (special edition)
TCX Premium Video [gb] - (1982) (UK) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Fontana, Jon (I) (as Jon T. Fontana)


  1. Hatch, Bruce (technical director)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. San Francisco, California, USA


- After seeing her (under the name Marilyn Briggs) in 'Wes Craven' (qv)'s 1971 film _Together (1971)_ (qv), the Mitchell Brothers offered 'Marilyn Chambers (I)' (qv) a role in this movie, giving her the option of taking a role in which she wasn't required to have sex. Originally, Chambers chose a non-sex role, but allowed the Brothers to talk her into taking the lead. For her gig, she was paid $25,000 and 1% of earnings (which in 1974, brought her between $2,000 and $2,500 per month), the highest amount ever paid a porn performer. Chambers said that her experience was a good one as the Brothers treated her as an actress, with respect.

- Hadley V. Baxendale, given as a cast member, is actually a hallmark legal decision for liability in shipping matters.

- Though Marilyn Chambers is promoted as the female lead of "Behind The Green Door," her character of Gloria, surprisingly, has NO lines of spoken dialogue anywhere in the entire film.

- The source story was an underground work of fiction that had been circulating for decades before the Mitchell brothers, Arthur and James, commissioned its adaptation for the X-rated screen.