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Wild Oats

date 1940
by Unknown
medium Poster

The exploitation drama Wild Oats (1940) tells the story of a timid, unhappily married man who hopes to catch glimpses of undressed women. The poster, which features a man pulling the clothes off of a woman, does not shy away from the filmís subject matter. The poster also utilizes a variety of tantalizing tag lines, including "Manís secret yearnings brought to light" and "a page torn from the life of love starved humans," in hopes of attracting curious moviegoers. The film also clearly advertises its "adults only" nature, most likely to both avoid problems with local authorities and to use the filmís "delicate" subject matter as a further selling point to audiences.