Turn on to Love

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Turn on to Love
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Produced by L.T. Kirtman
Hank Rifkin
Written by Fred Balachine
Atlas Geodesic
Herman Worth
Starring Sharon Kent
Richard Michaels
Luigi Mastroianni
Music by Harmon Thronebury
Cinematography John G. Avildsen
Editing by John G. Avildsen
Distributed by Haven International Pictures
Release dates 19 December 1969
Running time 83 min.
Country United States
Language English

Turn on to Love is a 1969 film directed by John G. Avildsen and marks his directorial debut.


A whole generation... going to pot!


A bored housewife starts spending time in liberal Greenwich Village, where she gets involved with pot-smoking hippies and an Italian filmmaker.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Sharon Kent Janice
Richard Michaels Gerard
Luigi Mastroianni Rico
Jackie Riley Randy
Frank Rogers Roach
Elizabeth Tarrington Betty
Steven Wingate Henry


Critical response[edit]

Roger Greenspun of The New York Times found the film average but liked the fact that it is not preachy when it comes to its subjects, and had harsh words for the lead actress:

Nothing extraordinary happens.... Janice, played by Sharon Kent, is a very attractive girl, good at everything except reading her lines.... Turn On to Love earns a real edge in the field of sex-cum-exposé because it respects its people and utterly avoids phony moral outrage.[1]


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