Underground Film Journal

Doris Wishman

Doris Wishman (1912 -- 2002) was an American exploitation director most well-known for making trashy low-budget productions starring well-endowed women. She began her career making modest nudist films in the early 1960s, but soon became a prolific director of sexy thrillers, comedies and horror movies, all in a field that was predominately male. After her career faded out in the late '70s, she eventually returned to directing late in life after her work developed a serious cult following.


Each Time I Kill (2007)
Satan Was a Lady (2001)
Let Me Die a Woman (1977)
The Immoral Three (1975)
Deadly Weapons (1974)
Keyholes Are for Peeping (1972)
Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)
Behind the Nudist Curtain (1964)
Nude on the Moon (1961)


Is Today Doris Wishman’s Birthday?

I’m seeing two dates listed online for Doris Wishman’s birthday. Both are in 1912, but some sources — e.g. IMDB and Wikipedia — give today, June 1, as her birthday, while others — e.g. Senses of Cinema — give it as July 23.