Maraschino Cherry (film)

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Maraschino Cherry
Original film DVD cover
Directed by Radley Metzger
(as "Henry Paris")
Produced by Morton Berman
Written by Radley Metzger
(as "Jake Barnes")
Starring Annette Haven
C. J. Laing
Constance Money
Eric Edwards
Gloria Leonard
Lesllie Bovee
Michael Gaunt
Susan McBain
Wade Nichols
Music by Music Sound Track Service
Cinematography Chico Carter
Larry Revene (uncredited)
Edited by Harvey Katz
Distributed by Mature Pictures Corporation (as Maturpix)
Video-X-Pix (USA)
Release date
October 20, 1978 (USA)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Maraschino Cherry is an American adult erotic film released in 1978. The film was directed by Radley Metzger (as "Henry Paris")[1][2] and filmed in several elaborate locations in New York City.[3][4][5][6]

Maraschino Cherry was released during the Golden Age of Porn (inaugurated by the 1969 release of Andy Warhol's Blue Movie) in the United States, at a time of "porno chic",[7][8] in which adult erotic films were just beginning to be widely released, publicly discussed by celebrities (like Johnny Carson and Bob Hope)[9] and taken seriously by film critics (like Roger Ebert).[10][11]


Maraschino Cherry, the owner of a high-class escort service in New York City, teaches her younger sister about the business.[3][4] The two sisters reflect on a series of erotic episodes related to the service and its clients.[4]



According to one film reviewer, Maraschino Cherry is a "... beautifully shot film ... the dialogue is well written, the humor genuinely funny ...".[4] Another reviewer writes, "Most of Metzger’s films are known for their offbeat humor and witty dialog. Maraschino Cherry is filled [with] many amusing comedy set pieces ...".[3]

Remastered version[edit]

In 2009, DistribPix released a complete remastering of the film, with the full cooperation of the director.[12] The result had a limited exhibition in theaters, but the main outcome of the project was the first-ever official remastered DVD version.[12] A listing of the music on the film soundtrack was released earlier.[13][14]

Music soundtrack[edit]

1."A Man Alone[13][14]"Alan Hawkshaw4:23
2."Disco King"Keith Mansfield3:01
3."Get Ready, Get Set, Fly!"Alan Hawkshaw1:58
4."Hombre Solo"Simon Munting2:08
5."Man Of Means"Alan Hawkshaw3:16
6."Midnight Blue"Simon Benson3:17
7."Night Drive"Simon Benson3:00
8."Private Thoughts"Steve Gray2:16
9."Take It Steady"Brian Bennett2:18
10."Theme Maraschino Cherry"Nick Ingman1:59

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris". Playboy. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris" (PDF). Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Wood, Cliff (February 7, 2010). "Maraschino Cherry (Platinum Elite Collection)". 10kBullets. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d The Mooninite (February 25, 2016). "Maraschino Cherry (Platinum Elite Collection 2-Disc Set)". XCritic. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Houston, Don (November 24, 2010). "Maraschino Cherry (Platinum Elite Collection 2-Disc Set)". XCritic. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Staff (2016). "Maraschino Cherry (1978)". IMDB. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (January 21, 1973). "Porno chic; 'Hard-core' grows fashionable-and very profitable". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Porno Chic (
  9. ^ Corliss, Richard (March 29, 2005). "That Old Feeling: When Porno Was Chic". Time. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  10. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 13, 1973). "The Devil In Miss Jones - Film Review". Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  11. ^ Ebert, Roger (November 24, 1976). "Alice in Wonderland:An X-Rated Musical Fantasy". Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Staff (2009). "Maraschino Cherry: Platinum Elite Collection 2 Disc Set (2009)". Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Maraschino Cherry - Original Soundtrack Music listing". IMDB. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  14. ^ a b Staff (1978). "Maraschino Cherry (1978) - OST Music Soundtrack". Retrieved February 23, 2016.

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