Turn On to Love

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Turn On to Love
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Film Poster
Directed byJohn G. Avildsen
Written byFred Balachine
Atlas Geodesic
Herman Worth
Produced byL.T. Kirtman
Hank Rifkin
StarringSharon Kent
Richard Michaels
Luigi Mastroianni
CinematographyJohn G. Avildsen
Edited byJohn G. Avildsen
Music byHarmon Thronebury
Distributed byHaven International Pictures
Release date
  • December 19, 1969 (1969-12-19)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

Turn On to Love[1] is a 1969 film directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sharon Kent, Richard Michaels, and Luigi Mastroianni. The film marks Avildsen's directorial debut.


A bored housewife starts spending time in liberal Greenwich Village, where she gets involved with pot-smoking hippies and an Italian filmmaker.


  • Sharon Kent as Janice
  • Richard Michaels as Gerard
  • Luigui Mastroianni as Rico
  • Jackie Riley as Randy
  • Frank Rogers as Roach
  • Elizabeth Tarrington as Betty
  • Steve Wingate as Henry


Roger Greenspun of The New York Times found the film average but liked the fact that it is not preachy when it comes to its subjects, and had harsh words for the lead actress:

Nothing extraordinary happens.... Janice, played by Sharon Kent, is a very attractive girl, good at everything except reading her lines.... Turn On to Love earns a real edge in the field of sex-cum-exposé because it respects its people and utterly avoids phony moral outrage.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Starks, Michael (28 April 2015). Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies 1894-1978. ISBN 9781579511890.
  2. ^ http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9807EED6123CEE34BC4851DFB4678382679EDE

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