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Raquel's Motel (1970) Online

Raquel's Motel (1970) Online
Original Title :
Raquelu0027s Motel
Genre :
Movie / Romance
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Cast :
Maria Arnold,Ron Darby,Uschi Digard
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Time :
1h 4min
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The hotel manager has a close eye on the maid, and the guests - for the few hours spent in day time, in her establishement. After being spectator to a number of sexcapades, the young woman falls into the lusty deeds herself.

Raquel's Motel (1970) Online

The hotel manager has a close eye on the maid, and the guests - for the few hours spent in day time, in her establishement. After being spectator to a number of sexcapades, the young woman falls into the lusty deeds herself.
Uncredited cast:
Maria Arnold Maria Arnold - Chambermaid (uncredited)
Ron Darby Ron Darby - John (uncredited)
Uschi Digard Uschi Digard - Raquel (uncredited)
Nora Wieternik Nora Wieternik - Barbara (uncredited)

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I blow hot & cold regarding the spate of silent porn films released 40 years back, when shooting MOS and adding narration was a common practice. RAQUEL'S MOTEL is a good example of the format.

I found it far superior to the many MOS movies of pornographer Nick Millard, who made the mistake of adding pretentious, flowery purple-prose voice-overs to his work.

The anonymous director of RAQUEL'S MOTEL opted for a more interesting and effective strategy. Each cast member, instead of doing a dumb play-by-play, accompanies the sex scene with anecdotes recalling earlier sexual experiences. The writing approximates that of an old "stroke book" or men's magazine porn fiction, designed to arouse the viewer imaginatively by telling a suggestive story. The visuals provide the soft porn optical stimulation.

Uschi Digard, whose voice-over is that of an all-American girl Raquel (no accent) used her inheritance to buy the title L.A. fleabag hotel. Newlyweds John (Ron Darby) and Barbara (Nora Wieternik) ask her for a room, and get down to humping, with voyeur Raquel outside their window peeping.

Both male and female full-frontal nudity is shown, with Darby sporting a hard-on. All the sex is simulated, though the Something Weird Video runs seven minutes short of the AFI Catalog 1961-70 reported running time, and there are jarring splices at crucial moments, particularly during the simulated fellatio footage.

Raquel returns to her room to masturbate in front of her mirror, definitely worth the price of admission for her fans. Her voice-over is fairly dirty, recalling watching her mom sluttishly seducing her dad.

Next day she meets Barbara outside and they go for a walk, stopping off to buy a foot-long hot dog for some suggestive "eating from both ends" action. I was surprised to see the dog with relish & pickle priced at 55 cents in 1970; it's inflated only 3 or 4 times in 40 years when so many other staples, ranging from a gallon of milk to a carton of eggs to the price of college tuition, have gone up 20 times or more in price. (I'm not even counting a pack of cigarettes!)

Back at the hotel, buxom chambermaid Maria Arnold gets John worked up as she bends over to make up the room, cueing some heavy duty marital infidelity, only one week into the marriage. This hot & heavy action is cross-cut with Raquel and Barbara having a lengthy lesbian sex bout back in Raquel's room, with effective first-person intimacy of Barbara's closeups staring straight at the camera.

John's voice-over is all about incest, recalling seeing his 16 and 18-year-old sisters making love one night, and then entering their room to have them teach him the finer points. The gals come in and see John humping the chambermaid, and join in for a satisfying orgy finale. Maria gets to take over the narration and recount how she was gang-raped at age 14 by bikers. Sloppy filmmaking has one of her story lines repeated by mistake on the soundtrack.

Oddest touch here is John wearing one black and one brown sock during his sex scenes with Maria and then the group. Film ends suddenly, likely due to the extant print getting chewed up in the projectors long ago.

Maria, Uschi and Nora are all the same type -dark, huge-breasted and alluring, so having all three together starring in a movie is fairly spectacular.

This was released circa 1970 by Distribpix, which oddly enough is now planning to reissue some of its ancient catalog on DVD, including various Joe Sarno titles. I hope they come up with a full-length, better quality version of this baby.


I saw this, first run, Times Square in NYC. Before the projectionists got their mitts on this, there was original hardcore action in this movie. I think, like many movies of that specific timeframe, it was released in two versions, one harder than the other. Most of the action in the movie is simulated and as all Uschi fans no, there is no existing footage of her doing anything hardcore, but Mycle's bj scene definitely included hard core, non-simulated action. Which should surprise no one, she did a ton of h/c stuff in the early 70s. I saw this in 1971, shortly after "Electro Sex '75" broke the h/c barrier in the Big Apple, but sexploitation flicks in 1970 and 1971 were pushing the envelope, often shooting two versions, one with h/c scenes and the other, for the adult drive-in circuit, were tamer. But it's well known that (surprise!) many projectionists at adult theaters worked there because of their own porn-jones and they would snip out favorite h/c segments of films for their personal edification. Most of these were 35mm prints (compared to later 16mm store front porn) so each frame was like a 35mm slide. When you download movies now from SWV or other online sources, you often only find these redacted versions.