Alvin Purple

He puts more than a little colour into girls cheeks!
He puts more than a little colour into girls cheeks!
ALVIN PURPLE (aka THE SEX THERAPIST) (18)
D: Tim Burstall
Hexagon (Tim Burstall)
Australia 🇦🇺 1972 (released 1973)
97 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Alan Hopgood
DP: Robin Copping
Ed: Edward McQueen-Mason
Mus: Brian Cadd
 
Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple), Christine Amor (Peggy), Dina Mann (Shirley)

A young lethario gets a job as a gardener in a convent in this crass sex comedy which was hailed as Australia's answer to Alfie.
It did huge business at the Australian box office but wasn't so well received elsewhere, possibly because it's not very good. Still, it generated enough income in Australian dollars to warrant a sequel, Alvin Purple Rides Again, released just a couple of years later.
4/10

Graeme Blundell in Alvin Purple
Graeme Blundell in Alvin Purple
Did You Know:
This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture, and was the country's most successful picture until 1977.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 1 win (Worst Screenplay - Original); 6 Nominations (Worst Film; Worst Actor; Worst Director; Worst Supporting Actress (x3))


OSCARS:

Wins: none 

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

none