The Gay Deceivers


1h 37m 1969

Brief Synopsis

Two men must pose as gay lovers to avoid getting drafted.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 9 Jul 1969
Production Company
Fanfare Film Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

Danny Devlin and his woman-chasing friend Elliot Crane decide to pose as homosexuals to avoid induction into the Army. As a result of interviews with Colonel Dixon and a psychiatrist, they are declared unfit. Since Danny is convinced that he and Elliot must appear to live together as homosexuals to confirm the Army's judgment, they rent a one-bedroom apartment in an area popular with the gay set. Their landlord, Malcolm, and his lover, Craig, attempt to make the "newlyweds" at home, but neither is comfortable in the new situation. When Elliot does a "campy" impersonation in the country club shower room, Danny's influential father has him fired from his job as lifeguard. Danny, meanwhile, has continued seeing his stewardess girl friend, Karen, but avoids bringing her to his new apartment. Eventually, Elliot's married and unmarried girl friends, Danny's father, and even Karen herself become convinced that the men are actually homosexual. In one final attempt to disprove the allegation, Danny's sister, Leslie, tries to get Elliot into bed with her, but the sight of a nearby Army officer renders him instantly impotent. Faced with dishonor and near ruin, the men return to Colonel Dixon and tell him that the whole situation was a ruse; but they have performed their roles too well, and the colonel refuses to allow them to enlist. The two part company, leaving Colonel Dixon free to cuddle up with his "assistant," Sergeant Kravits.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 9 Jul 1969
Production Company
Fanfare Film Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in California.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 1969

Released in United States Summer June 1969