Daddy, Darling is an early Joe Sarno softcore, a "coming of age" story
starring Helli Louise. She is 19, never been touched, and lives with her
attractive father. She has considerably more than daughterly feelings towards
dad, which are not alleviated when dad marries a new woman. She makes friends
with a lesbian artist, and ends up making love with her girlfriend, and also
with her own best friend's boyfriend. She finally decides the best thing for
her to do is move away from home and set out on her own.
This is an early Sarno film and is light on nudity and sex by his standards,
but has a strong story, good acting, and slick cinematography. The DP was
Michael Salamon, who went on to a huge mainstream career including two Oscar
nominations and an assortment of prestige projects like The Abyss, Band of
Brothers and Backdraft. Unfortunately, the only available master of Daddy
Darling was badly scratched, so this is not one of the sharper Seduction
Cinema transfers and does not display Salamon's work to best advantage.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
A decent movie, but a poor DVD, and the film simply has no
niche. Not thoughtful enough to be a drama. Not enough nudity
for an exploitation movie.
- Helli Louise and Jeanette Swenson both show breasts and buns.