Take it Out in Trade

Take it Out in Trade

Infobox Film
name = Take it Out in Trade

caption =
director = Edward D. Wood, Jr.
producer = Edward Ashdown; Richard Gonzalez
writer = Edward D. Wood, Jr.
narrator =
starring = Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Duke Moore
Nona Carver
Michael Donovan O'Donnell
Linda Colpin
music =
cinematography = Hal Guthu
editing = Edward D. Wood, Jr.
distributor = flagicon|USA Ashdown-Gonzalez Productions
released = 1970
runtime = 80 mins
country = USA
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0350184

"Take it Out in Trade" is a 1970 soft-core pornographic comedy, written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.. The plot centers around a couple who hire a private investigator (Duke Moore) to locate their missing daughter. He finds her in a "house of ill-repute," full of various soft-core couplings. The film has never been made available on home video, and may be lost.


* Nona Carver - Sleazy Maisie Rumpledinck
* Duke Moore - Frank Riley
* Michael Donovan O'Donnell - Frank Riley
* Donna Stanley - Shirley Riley
* Edward D. Wood, Jr. - Alecia
* Linda Colpin

Apart from The Amazing Criswell (who appeared in "Orgy of the Dead"), Duke Moore is the only one of Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s stable of actors from his 1950s films to appear in one of his sexploitation films. Nona Carver was a girlfriend of Wood regular Kenne Duncan. Wood himself appeared in the film as a transvestite named "Alecia", footage of which can be seen in "".


"Take it Out in Trade" has never been released on any home video format. It is commonly believed to be a lost film, and is listed as such on IMDb. [http://imdb.com/title/tt0350184/trivia] However, in his Edward D. Wood, Jr. biography "Nightmare of Ecstasy", Rudolph Grey claims to have discovered a rare copy during his research. He reports that the film has "psychadelic touches," with red being dominant in the film's visual scheme. The website of Something Weird Video also claims that it is not a lost film [http://somethingweird.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=23269&substring=take+it+out+in+trade] .In the 1990s, three reels of silent outtake footage was discovered in the projection booth of a Santa Monica movie theatre containing bloopers, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and alternate takes. The footage was released on VHS in 1995 by Something Weird Video as "". This remains the only footage of "Take it Out in Trade" that has been released on home video.

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