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Sinful Dwarf, The (XXX Version) 
Written by: on April 22nd, 2009


Theatrical Release Date: Denmark / USA, 1974
Director: Vidal Raski
Writers: William Mayo, Harlan Asquith
Cast: Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades, Clara Keller, Werner Hedman, Gerda Madsen, Jeanette Marsden, Lisbeth Olsen, Jane Cutter, Dale Robinson, Ben Haley, Ted Neumann, Peter Gaumont, Richard Wilder, Steve Brace, Richard Dalton, Berni Weiss, Jens Nilsen

DVD released: TBA
Approximate running time: 92 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Frame
Rating: NR
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Release: Private Screening Collection
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $29.99


Synopsis: Mary and Peter are newlyweds who are on a tight budget. Fate brings them to a boarding house run washed night club singer named Lila Nash. Her son Olaf is a dwarf who loves playing with his toys when he is not busy helping his mother keep the pleasure dolls they keep in the attic in line. The plot’s other major player is a heroin dealer who goes under the code name Santa Claus. There are also three women who are being held captive in the attic. With a colorful cast like this there is bound to be plenty of mischief and depravity.

Looking over the film’s cast and crew, for many of them this is there one and only moment in the spotlight. The cast does feature in a minor role an actress named Gerda Madsen who has without a doubt the most distinguished resume out of anyone in the cast. Some of the more notable films that she has appeared in include Häxan and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Once Upon a Time. One of this film’s strongest assets is its cinematography, Lasse Björne the cinematographer on for this film has also worked on the following films, The Lustful Vicar and Swedish Wildcats.

The film’s schizophrenic score was composed by Ole Ørsted. This is Ole Ørsted only film credit as a composer. He also worked on a handful of films as a director. The U.S. release of the film under the title “Abducted Bride” was produced by Harry Novak.

The film’s damsel in distress is an actress named Anne Sparrow in the role of Mary. She certainly fits the role with her voluptuous and most ample assets that are exploited to the fullest. One of her shining moments is a scene where she puts on a tight sweater and her hard nipples looks like they are bursting out of her sweater. Shockingly this film did not lead to bigger and better things for Anne Sparrow, who appears to have disappeared after appearing in this film.

Most likely the reason why most are drawn to this film is because of its star Torben Bille in the role of Olaf the Dwarf. Torben jumps in head first into the role of the misunderstood and slightly demented Olaf. His facial expressions are priceless as he lets the girls trapped in his mothers’ attic known who really is in charge. While he may have appeared in other films, The Sinful Dwarf stands out as his tour de force.

A sinful dwarf, his alcoholic mother, newlyweds, heroin smuggled in teddy bears and sex slaves being held prisoner in an attic. It is not hard to see in what direction a film with all these ingredients is going. The plot for The Sinful Dwarf keeps things simple and sleazy right up to the film’s bizarre climax.

The DVD:

Recently Severin Films released the International version of The Sinful Dwarf on DVD. The International cut of the film clocks in at 92 minutes and 15 seconds, while the full uncut version of the film with hardcore sex scenes clocks in at 96 minutes and 18 seconds. The gist of what makes up this four minutes of screen time takes place during the three sex scenes where the captive girls in the attic are laid by a John and a nasty little scene where the Sinful Dwarf explicitly uses his cane on the lovely Anne Sparrow. Reportedly the only source available that includes all the hardcore sex scenes that are missing from the International version comes from a print that had burnt in Danish subtitles. The hardcore footage while not in as good of shape as the rest of the film which was sourced from Severin Films HD master. It is a more than adequate presentation considering the limitations of the source material used for the hardcore footage. Here is an example of one of the reinstated scenes. Also none of the extras included with Severin Films International DVD release have been carried over for this DVD release. This DVD release from Private Screening Collection is clearly all about the film as things are kept simple with only two options given Play Feature or Chapter Selections. Here it is the fully intact version of The Sinful Dwarf in all of its glory.

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