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The Devil in Miss Jones


The Devil in Miss Jones

The Devil in Miss Jones
theatrical release poster
Directed by Gerard Damiano
Produced by Gerard Damiano
Harry Reems
Written by Gerard Damiano
Starring Georgina Spelvin
Music by Alden Shuman
Cinematography Harry Flecks[1]
Edited by Gerard Damiano
Distributed by VCX Ltd.
MB Productions
Release dates
28 March 1973
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $15,000,000
(US theatrical gross rental)

The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) is a

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  8. ^ Spelvin, p.228
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  11. ^ a b Georgina Spelvin: The Devil, Miss Jones, and the New York Years, The Rialto Report, May 19, 2013
  12. ^ Spelvin, p.7
  13. ^ Lewis, p.218
  14. ^ Lewis, p.112
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  21. ^ The Devil In Miss Jones (Original Soundtrack Recording) at Discogs (list of releases)
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  26. ^ , August 7, 2005New York Times Film ReviewNavarro, Mireya, "The Devil is still In",
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  28. ^ Arrow, V.C.X. Settle 'Deep Throat'/'Debbie Does Dallas' Case, Mark Kernes, Adult Video News, Oct. 21, 2011
  29. ^ 1973 Original Edition DVD product page at Arrow



See also

Subsequent to this production, Arrow and VCX were involved in a copyright dispute over the original Devil in Miss Jones along with two other Golden Age of Porn films, Deep Throat and Debbie Does Dallas.[28] Both companies continue to sell Devil in Miss Jones.[7][29]

While not considered part of the Devil in Miss Jones series by some, this movie nevertheless is a sequel in which Quinn plays Amanda Jones, who, in limbo after death, must choose between the devil (Jeremy) and an angel (West).

Starring: Alexandra Quinn, Taylor Wane, Cameo, Ron Jeremy, Randy West, Cal Jammer, Biff Malibu, Jerry Butler; directed by Steve Drake

(1991, Arrow Productions)

The Devil in Miss Jones II: The Devil's Agenda

While it received several AVN award nominations, it didn't win any awards.

Starring: Belladonna, Savanna Samson, Penny Flame, Carmella Bing, Rebeca Linares, Victoria Sin, Kurt Lockwood, Nick Manning, Steven St. Croix, Evan Stone, Tom Byron; written by Raven Touchstone and Tony G.; directed by Paul Thomas

(2010, Vivid Entertainment)

The Devil in Miss Jones: The Resurrection

Georgina Spelvin, the star of the original film, then nearly 70 years old,[27] took a non-sexual role as a cleaning woman and mentor to the new Miss Jones.

At the 2006 AVN Awards, the remake dominated the film categories, winning Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Film, Best Supporting Actress and Best All-Girl Sex Scene.[23] The film cost $250,000 to produce, which, according to The New York Times film reviewer Mireya Navarro was "Vivid's most expensive (production) yet"[26] and one of the most expensive pornographic productions of all time.

Starring: Paul Thomas[25] and edited by Sonny Malone.

(2005, Vivid Entertainment)

The New Devil in Miss Jones

It won 'Top Renting Release of the Year' at the 2000 AVN Awards.[23]

Starring Stacy Valentine, Vicca, Nikita, Randy Spears, Juli Ashton, Dizzy, Tina Tyler, Lacey Ogden, Peris Bleu, Anita Cannibal, Scotty Schwartz written and directed by Antonio Passolini

(1999, VCA Pictures)

The Devil in Miss Jones 6

Starring Juli Ashton, Rip Hymen, Tammi Ann, Kelly O'Dell, Nicole Lace, Vanessa Chase, Ariana, Rowan Fairmont, Barbara Doll, Rebecca Lord, Serenity, Tom Byron, Dave Cummings, Mark Davis written by Selwyn Harris; produced and directed by Gregory Dark.

(1995, VCA Pictures)

The Devil in Miss Jones 5: The Inferno

Starring: Lois Ayres, Jack Baker, Patti Petite, Kristara Barrington, Keli Richards, Krista Lane, Tamara Longley, Erica Boyer, Paul Thomas, Ron Jeremy, F.M. Bradley and Kevin James. Written by Gregory Dark and Johnny Jump-Up; produced and directed by Gregory Dark. Parts 3 & 4 together won 'Best Classic DVD' at the 2000 AVN Awards.[23]

(1986, VCA Pictures)

The Devil in Miss Jones 4: The Final Outrage

It won 'Best Film' at the 1987 AVN Awards.[23]

Starring Lois Ayres, Jack Baker, Careena Collins, Vanessa del Rio, Amber Lynn, Kari Foxx, Tom Byron, Jennifer Noxt, Chanel, Keli Richards Peter North, Mark Wallice, Paul Thomas. Kevin James had a non-performing role. Written by Gregory Dark and Johnny Jump-Up; produced and directed by Gregory Dark).

(1986, VCA Pictures)

The Devil in Miss Jones 3: A New Beginning

A satirical take-off on the original, its title track was sung by Johnny Hartman.[22]

Starring: Jack Wrangler, Anna Ventura, Joanna Storm, R. Bolla, Sharon Mitchell, Ron Jeremy written by Ellie Hayward and Henri Pachard; directed by Henri Pachard).

(1982, VCA Pictures)

The Devil in Miss Jones 2

In 2006, cable TV version, and a photo gallery.

Sequels and remakes

Dialogue was heavily sampled on a track called "The Teacher" by electronic outfit Wave Mechanics in 1991 on the Oh'Zone label - the label who first released the acid house classic "Chime" by British electronic music pioneers Orbital before it became a crossover hit in the UK.

The theme for the film was "I'm Comin' Home", sung by Linda November.[21]


Other critics have described it as, along with Deep Throat, one of the "two best erotic motion pictures ever made".[17] Roger Ebert referred to the film as the "best" of the genre he had seen and gave it three-stars (of four).[18] William Friedkin has called it a "great film", partly because it was one of the few porn films with a proper storyline.[19] It was one of the first films to be inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame.[20]

According to Peter Michelson there is, "a relatively small corpus of [pornographic] films - e.g., Deep Throat, Devil in Miss Jones, Behind the Green Door - that have a minimal but still sufficient artistic interest to distinguish themselves from the rest of the genre".[16]

As with the other films of the porno chic era, it was reviewed by the film critics of mainstream newspapers.[5][10] The film's review in Variety said that, "With The Devil in Miss Jones, the hard-core porno feature approaches an art form, one that critics may have a tough time ignoring in the future", and compared its plot to Jean-Paul Sartre's play No Exit.[1] The review went on to say, "Damiano has expertly fashioned a bizarre melodrama", and described the opening scene as, "a sequence so effective it would stand out in any legit theatrical feature."[1] It finished by stating, "Booking a film of this technical quality into a standard sex house is tantamount to throwing it on the trash heap of most current hard-core fare."[1]

Critical reception

The movie was given an X rating by the MPAA[5] and premiered at the 57th Street Playhouse in New York City.[5] In many theaters it was shown after Deep Throat as part of a double bill.[10] The Devil In Miss Jones broke the box office record for a pornographic film.[13] It was more commercially successful than both Deep Throat and Behind the Green Door, and successfully competed against mainstream films.[1][14] It earned $15 million in gross rental at the U.S. box office, making it the tenth most successful film of 1973, just behind Paper Moon with Ryan O'Neal and Live and Let Die with Roger Moore.[15]

Box office

In an audio interview with The Rialto Report in 2013, Spelvin spoke about how she and Lumiere were lovers at the time and they accepted the adult film work as a means of raising money for their film collective.[11]

, Spelvin also did the craft services and cooking on the set. The actress billed in the movie as Claire Lumiere was hired to do craft services only, but was offered $100 to do a lesbian scene with Spelvin, which she accepted. Dave's Old Porn According to her interview on [12] The film marked the first time she used the moniker Georgina Spelvin, a reference to [3] She also meets a tragic end in several of her other films.[3]).Sleepyhead was typical of her career, as she often played celibate spinsters who have a sexual awakening, then become sex fiends (e.g. The Devil In Miss Jones Her role in

Spelvin was 36 when she made the film.[3] The Devil in Miss Jones was one of her first acting appearances following a career as a chorus girl on Broadway where she was featured in productions such as Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, and The Pajama Game.[11]

Georgina Spelvin


Trapped in her own private climax she will never achieve by her own means.

Justine, now a raging sex addict, then finds herself confined to a small room with an impotent man who is more interested in catching flies than her.[10] She desperately begs the man for sex, but he simply asks her to be quiet while he listens to the buzzing of his imaginary insects.

However, just as she is enjoying her new life of lust, the brief time Justine was given to fulfill herself runs out and she is faced with the eternity of Hell. At first, Miss Jones is horrified at the pain she will be forced to endure, but Abaca is quick to dispel the common human myth of Hell and promises Justine that she will be "quite comfortable..."

Because she has lived a "pure" life, Miss Jones finds herself in limbo. There she meets Mr. Abaca (John Clemens), an angel, of sorts, who informs her that she does not qualify for entrance to Heaven because she has killed herself. Angry that this one indiscretion has left her with only the options of limbo or Hell, she begs Mr. Abaca to let her "earn" her place in Hell by being allowed to return to earth and become the embodiment of lust.[7] After an intense session of pain and pleasure with a menacing man who goes only by the title of "The Teacher" (Harry Reems),[1][9] Justine has a few bizarre and sexually deviant encounters, the last of which is a graphic threesome.

depressed spinster who decides that suicide is the only way out of her routinely dull existence.[7] While lying in the bathtub, Justine slits her wrists, dying quietly as the water fills with her blood.[8]



  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Georgina Spelvin 3
  • Box office 4
  • Critical reception 5
  • Soundtrack 6
  • Sequels and remakes 7
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 2 7.1
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 3: A New Beginning 7.2
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 4: The Final Outrage 7.3
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 5: The Inferno 7.4
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 6 7.5
    • The New Devil in Miss Jones 7.6
    • The Devil in Miss Jones: The Resurrection 7.7
    • The Devil in Miss Jones II: The Devil's Agenda 7.8
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

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