CGiiilogo

Latest Gay Additions...

  • Charlatan
  • Dose (The)
  • P.S. Burn This Letter Please
  • AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman
  • Sublet
  • Dramarama
  • Boy Meets Boy
  • Firebird
  • Obituary of Tunde Johnson (The)
  • Cured
  • Enfant Terrible
  • Jump, Darling
  • Boys on Film 1-21
  • Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
  • Victim(s)
  • Poppy Field
  • Steelers: The World's First Gay Rugby Club
  • Goodbye Seventies
  • Bad Education
  • Summer of 85
  • Supernova
  • If It Were Love
  • Rescue the Fire
  • Our Dance of Revolution
  • Rupaul's Drag Race
  • It's a Sin
  • Ask Any Buddy
  • Tiny Pretty Things
  • Cicada
  • Name Engraved in Your Heart (The)
  • Breaking Fast
  • Are We OK?
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • American Gods
  • Dashing in December
  • Capote Tapes (The)
  • Shepherds (The)
  • Saint-Narcisse
  • Climax
  • Berlin Drifters

Sex in Chains

Country: Germany, Language: German, 107 mins

Original Title

Geschlecht in Fesseln
  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Writer: Franz Höllering; Herbert Juttke
  • Producer: Leo Meyer

CGiii Comment

It's all about sexual desire and need...in 1928!

And - for 1928 - it's rather risque...and, totally bizarre.

Four prisoners share a cell...one kills himself (because he can't get any nookie) leaving behind the sexually-frustrated husband (whose wife is equally frustrated and goes quite mad, then bonks her boss), a creepy old man and an annoying, camp queen...in walks his replacement, a stud muffin who smells of the outside...and is unopposed to a little bum fun...with the sexually-frustrated husband...

The question is: who will Franz - the sexually-frustrated husband - go to when he's released...his wife or Alfred???

The last 15 minutes are utterly riveting.

Seriously, this is ground-breaking stuff.

A marvel for its time.

Still a marvel.


Watch...

No video selected.

The(ir) Blurb...

A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate and upon his release his wife is concerned as to how prison has changed the man she married.

Cast & Characters

William Dieterle as Franz Sommer;
Gunnar Tolnaes as Fabrikant Rudolf Steinau;
Mary Johnson as Helene Sommer;
Paul Henckels as Helenes Vater;
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski as Alfred;
Gerd Briese as Staatsanwalt;
Hugo Werner-Kahle as Der Abgeordnete;
Carl Goetz as Strafgefangener #1;
Friedrich Kurth as Strafgefangener #2;
Arthur Duarte as Strafgefangener 3