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Frauleins in Uniform (1973) Review

Hot acts of wild, unimagined love

As to be expected from this Swiss nazisploitation film, these frauleins spend as much time out of uniform as the do in.  These young, German ladies service their Nazi soldiers in the barracks, against the trees in the forest, in train bathrooms, in fields, in mud, against the walls and in every room of the house during Nazi Party parties...  By the time these fighting men reach the front lines it's amazing they have any energy to fight at all.  Most of the sex isn't even part of the plot development.  It just goes on in the background as the characters walk through a scene as if it's an everyday occurrence and nothing unusual.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining!

Near the end of the Second World War, the numerically superior Russian troops are inflicting heavy losses on the Nazi army and some buxom German blondes and a redhead or two decide that they have an obligation to Hitler and the Fatherland to boost morale by pleasuring the German soldiers.  Of course, they find it impossible to control themselves and end up pleasuring the locals and each other as well.

Because this is a Swiss nazisploitation film, it has some unique qualities and a different overall feel than its Italian produced counterparts.  First of all, the Nazis are not all monsters.  In other films of this genre the Nazi soldiers are depicted as unfeeling, sex-crazed demons who live for nothing other than the pleasures of torture, death and depraved sex-acts.  In Frauleins in Uniform, the Nazis are certainly sex-crazed but not demonic.  This movie is also significantly less gory than the Italian films with a distinctive lack of torture and rape.  There's still rape, just less of it.  Overall I'd say Frauleins in Uniform focuses more on the action of the battlefield and less on the depravity that takes place in secret underground bunkers and laboratories.

One thing that this Swiss incarnation shares with the Italian nazisploitation films is the long hair and bushy sideburns of the Nazis.  So, you know, there's that.

Unlike many, many, many people out there in internet-land, I actually like this movie.  The primary focus is on the girls and their sexual exploits in the first half of the film, which is a good thing, but it started to drag after a bit.  But then the focus shifted to the battlefields (somehow they even had the budget for a tank battle) and I regained interest.  This isn't Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan but the combat sequences are surprisingly impressive for an exploitation film.

Watch it for the boobies and '70s bush but don't have too high of expectations for the explosions and action carnage.  They're good for an exploitation film, but they're not actually "good" compared to a modern war film.  Still, the combination of boobs and blood on the battlefield makes an entertaining film.


This is another one of those films with a number of names so if you're looking for a copy you can find it under the titles: Eine Armee Gretchen, Frauleins in Uniform, Fraulein Without a Uniform, SS Cutthroats, The Cutthroats or She Devils of the SS.


Violence Rating/Index: 3 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index: 5 out of 5  - Click to see the nude scenes.


"Grizzly Adams did have a beard."

11 comments:

John Baxter said...

Fantastic, it's a little shameful that I love Naziploitation but I really do. Great review.

Melanie said...

wow.

Trey said...

"Hot acts of wild, unimagined love."

In the words of Han Solo: "I don't know--I can imagine an awful lot."

meandmythinkingcap said...

Bouncing boobies chased by men in uniform? Should be wonderful.

D4 said...

I'm confused now. "It's bad, but it's good because it's bad. But it's good." is more or less what I got out of this. At least there's boobies!

The Angry Lurker said...

Battles and Boobs, very little could be better.....

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Y'know, every now and then, as a red-blooded male of the American persuasion I just NEED to watch a movie that has such a priority of 70's bush.

It's like a well-done tuxedo-cake, just every now and then you need to scratch that itch.

Plus tanks? Shiiiit son, you had me at "boobies."

G said...

Brilliant title and a brilliant looking film

Bonafide Jones said...

Nazisploitation!? freakin awesome, gotta check that out.

Henry said...

Hehe I didn't expect any 'modern war film' credentials at all. 5 out of 5 on the boobies makes it all ok.

T. Roger Thomas said...

I'll pass on the movie but I do appreciate the screen caps.

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