Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls

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Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls
Directed byDoris Wishman
Produced byDoris Wishman
Written byDoris Wishman
Release date
14 June 1963 (US)
CountryUnited States

Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls is a 1963 nudist film produced and directed by Doris Wishman.


Anne (Joan Bamford) and Tom (Lon Alexion) work in a small real estate office, but must keep their marriage — and (gasp!) nudist lifestyle — from their uptight boss, Mr. Bennett (Nude on the Moon’s Professor, William Mayer). When Bennett finds a card on the floor that reads "Member of the American Nudist Organization," he goes berserk and fires Tom, even though Tom is in the middle of closing a major deal with important client Al Jenkins (Blaze Starr Goes Nudist’s Gene Burk).

Despondent, Tom goes to relax at his friendly local nudist camp — specifically, the Sunny Palms Lodge in Homestead, Florida — and sits around naked in a lawn chair, moping: "It’s hard to look cheerful when you don’t know how you’re going to pay the rent!" Camp Director Bill Hardy listens to his sob story, then lets Tom take over as temporary Camp Director for a few weeks, while Bill goes on vacation. (Though, you have to ask: where do you go on vacation when you’re a Nudist Camp Director?)

Happy as Temporary Director, Tom runs into at the nudist camp but, yup, Al Jenkins! It turns out Al’s been a nudist for years: "And it’s made me a better more tolerant person!" Then Jenkins and Tom decide to cook up a plan to "teach that old proverb-spotter" Bennett a lesson. Jenkins calls Bennett and tells him that he would like to invite him to "spend the weekend at my club" and, there, close the deal. Bennett agrees and arrives on Friday night, but is in for quite a shock Saturday morning: "Good heavens, what kind of place is this? These people have clothes off!"

To calm him down, Jenkins takes Bennett on a tour around the club, carefully explaining how natural hygienic nudism is, and demonstrating that... well, Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls. Bennett gets to observe a nude volleyball game, nudists playing basketball, a nude accordion sway-along, nude teeter-totter, and even some nude archery (taught by Scum of the Earth’s sex fiend, Craig Maudslay, Jr.) But what really sells him is the work of "Ben Jones, famous botanist," who did the landscaping and is also, incidentally, a nudist. "I suppose I was a tyrant, but I see things differently now!" proclaims Bennett.


  • Lou Alexion as Tom
  • Joan Bamford as Anne
  • William Mayer as Mr. Bennett
  • Gene Burk as Al Jenkins
  • Dolores K. Norris
  • Jim Antonio
  • Sandra Sinclair as Cindy
  • Lee Abell
  • Mary Jo Walls
  • Stephen Bloom
  • Warrene Gray
  • Norman Casserly
  • Craig Maudslay, Jr.
  • John Leonard
  • Richard Johnson
  • Dolores Carlos as Nudist #1 (uncredited)
  • Davee Decker as Nudist #2 (uncredited)
  • Allison Louise Downe as Nudist #3 (uncredited)

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