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Director: Doris Whishman
Label: Something Weird Video
"The only thing that really makes life worth living is women," Yorgos tells us as he darts around in his little sports car picking up one woman after another. He’s young, he’s rich, he’s Greek, and he doesn’t want to settle down in the family business. And why should he? Yorgos really has the knack with women. They find him irresistible, either because of his "sad eyes" or because he’s got ideas "more exciting than feeding ducks." (?!)
When Yorgos takes Delia for a ride one day after school, she wants to show him her "favorite place." Apparently Yorgos shows her his favorite place too because, at the end of the movie, she turns up at his door pregnant.
Meanwhile, a torrid romance has developed between Yorgos and Hellenic Micki, and together they literally roll around on the beach until their clothes come off and they declare their love for each other. Though Micki daily entertains an older man she calls her "uncle," she is nevertheless ready to shack up with Yorgos until the above mentioned schoolgirl jumps off a roof to her death. That apparently changes everything since the dying look on Delia’s face "would always come between us." Or something.
Chock full of Never on Sunday atmospheric and replete with wonderful ’60s touches like conga-line parties,45 RPM’s, and authentic boozooki music Passion Fever is a moody meditation on the swinging life style starring women who really look like women and featuring a brief female masturbation scene that must’ve had the censors sweating.
This and The Hot Month of August, both made in Greece, were acquired by DORIS WISHMAN for release in the United States. However, she somehow or other lost the dialogue sheets needed for dubbing the films into English. With the original dialogue a mystery, and not understanding Greek in the first place, the Grand Dame of Sexploitation simply re-invented the entire plot blissfully dubbing it away without any clue as to what was really being said, and then adding some steamy sex scenes with her own anonymous adulterers to liven things up.
From the 35mm "Destroying-Every-Decent-Girl-with-lndecent-Love" negative.