Fanny Hill (1964 film)

Fanny Hill is a 1964 American-West German historical comedy film directed by Russ Meyer and starring Letícia Román, Miriam Hopkins and Ulli Lommel.[2] Filmed at the Spandau Studios in Berlin, the film is an adaptation of the 1748 John Cleland novel of the same name.

Fanny Hill
Directed byRuss Meyer
Albert Zugsmith (Uncredited)
Produced byArtur Brauner
Albert Zugsmith
Written byJohn Cleland (Novel)
Robert Hill
StarringLetícia Román
Miriam Hopkins
Ulli Lommel
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographyHeinz Hölscher
Edited byAlfred Srp
Distributed byGloria Film (West Germany)
Pan World
Release date
  • September 25, 1964 (1964-09-25) (West Germany)
  • March 10, 1965 (1965-03-10) (U.S.)
Running time
85 min (Cut version)
96 min (Germany)
104 min (U.S.)
CountryUnited States
West Germany
Box office$1 million net[1]

Partial cast


Russ Meyer was hired to make the film by Albert Zugsmith, the first time he had directed for a producer who was not himself. According to Roger Ebert, Meyer "found Zugsmith difficult to work with, the German backers of the film unreliable, and the shooting conditions all but impossible."[3]

"The only thing that got me through at all," said Meyer, "was working with Miriam Hopkins, who was our star. The two of us pulled that picture through somehow. I told her once that it was remarkable how much she knew about making a picture, and she reminded me that, after all, she had once been married to Fritz Lang."[3]

While in Europe, Meyer made Europe in the Raw immediately afterwards.[3]

See also


  1. Flynn, Charles; McCarthy, Todd (1975). "Albert Zugmsith". In Flynn, Charles; McCarthy, Todd (eds.). Kings of the Bs : working within the Hollywood system : an anthology of film history and criticism. E. P. Dutton. p. 424.
  3. RUSS MEYER: King of the Nudies Ebert, Roger. Film Comment; New York Vol. 9, Iss. 1, (Jan/Feb 1973): 35-46.

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