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The Hot Month of August (1966)

O zestos minas Avgoustos (original title)
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A chance encounter with an international playboy and a clandestine affair with a cryptic married woman entangle an unsuspecting young man in a well-planned conspiracy. Has anyone emerged unscathed from the unbreakable shackles of passion?

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Sokrates Kapsaskis (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petros Fyssoun ... Kostas Makris (as Petros Fissoun)
Giannis Fertis ... Iason Filippou (as Yanis Fertis)
Minas Christidis Minas Christidis ... Fokas (as Minos Hristidis)
Katerina Vasilakou ... Elpida Lygeri
Betty Arvaniti Betty Arvaniti ... Martha Foka
Stephanos Stratigos Stephanos Stratigos ... Vasilis
Angelos Antonopoulos ... District attorney (as A. Andonopoulos)
Lavrentis Dianellos ... Iason's father (as I. Dianelos)
Joly Garbi Joly Garbi ... Elpida's mother (as Tz. Garbi)
Mary Metaxa Mary Metaxa ... Iason's mother
Dimitris Moraitis Dimitris Moraitis
Nikos Neogenis Nikos Neogenis
Nikos Pashalidis Nikos Pashalidis ... Police officer (as N. Pashalidis)
Areti Pitsika Areti Pitsika ... (as Aretousa Pitsika)
Giorgos Velentzas Giorgos Velentzas ... Police officer (as G. Velentzas)
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A young man, Jason, is on his way home and meets two beautiful women, Hope and Alexis. He falls for Hope, but has sex with Alexis. He doesn't know that Alexis' husband has hired a private detective to trail her, and the man reports back to Alexis' husband about her affair with Jason. The husband kills Alexis but the police suspect Jason. He and Hope have to clear his name and find enough evidence to prove the husband is the killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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he blew her cool... she blew his... and her husband blew all in...

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Despite taking place in the summer, this film was actually shot in the winter. See more »

Alternate Versions

USA version is re-edited, dubbed without regard for the original script, and contains additional scenes. See more »

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Wishman Tries Her Hand at a Jerry Warren
4 March 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Hot Month of August (1966)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Jason and Alexis strike up a relationship but what they don't realize is that Alexis' husband has hired a private eye to follow her. When the husband learns of her affair he kills his wife but Jason is accused of the crime.

This here was a Greek film that was purchased by American sexploitation director Doris Wishman who then added narration, dubbing and edited the picture around some. I haven't seen the original Greek version to know how good or bad it is but this Jerry Warren wannabe job from Wishman really isn't one of her best moments.

As it stands, it's pretty hard to rate or judge films like this but there's no question that it's pretty boring all around. What really hurts the film is the fact that there's obviously a lot of "plot" going on but the dubbing pretty much takes all of that away and we're given really corny dialogue and the film just doesn't go anywhere. Even worse is the fact that it's hard to really judge the performances or anything else because of the lousy dubbing.

The reason Wishman would buy this film is because it does feature some spicy sex scenes as well as some nudity. Still, this isn't enough of a reason to sit through the film and especially since Wishman has her own work that is much better or at least much more her style.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

February 1969 (USA) See more »

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