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DIRECTOR ARCH BROWN


With a background in theatre, Arch Brown was one of the more prolific early gay porn directors, with over 20 titles that I have been able to count (so far). His films were most popular in the mid 70's to early 80's, but he continued making gay porn into the era of "direct-to-video" in the mid 80's. By the late 70's he turned to playwriting as well, and if you go to his website, you can see much more info on this. (Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation) Brown established, in 1993, a foundation in memory of his late lover to give grants for Gay-Positive arts projects. You can find more info on that, as well, on his website. Arch Brown passed away in 2012.

Details are a bit sketchy on some of the films, but as my research continues, I will, of course, be updating this page.

  • The Night Before (1973)
    "Surrealism from Hand in Hand Films, showing hints of Cocteau, Bunuel, Fellini, and Goddard" (the reviews at the time). (I've seen the film, it's great, but I know nothing about the "legit" directors to compare it). Original score by David Ernest. With Frank Ross, Coke Hennesy, Michael Kade, Janal Jones, Nick Kastroff, Alexis Knight, Bob Plummer, Bill Yort, Jeffrey Etting, Tom Clarke, Mimmi Garth

    Stills can be found in the magazine MAN'S COUNTRY, Vol 1.

    Hank (Coke Hennessy) and Paul (Michael Cade); With Jamal Jones, Nick Kastroff, Alexis Knight, Bob Plumber, and Bill Yort. Featuring Tim Clark and Jeffrey Etting as the dancers. Produced by Jack Deveau and edited by Robert Alvarez. Originally shot-on-film; filmed with StudioSound, a magnetic transfer of the original magnetic studio sound tracks for the feature.

  • The Leather Bond (aka Leather Bound) (1975)
    Long-haired men with big cocks. Starring: Kristoffer Streate, Myerson Grant, Robby Peterson, Larry Quill and Anton Lewis.
  • Dynamite! (1974)
    Jack Wrangler is a "madman" who makes a time bomb inside a dildo, then plants it among one of several identical dildos in a dirty bookstore. He has sex with the store clerk, then the two of them get it on with 2 others. Several guys purchase one of these dildos, Jack Wrangler jerks off while watching the clock tick, and...... With Eric Ryan, Tom Cord, Michael Munsey, Justin Thyme, Eric Hill, Michael Pen, John Meadows; beware of re-release by Cream of the Crop
  • Hot Flashes (1976)
    Color and black and white footage about a sexual tryst that take place entirely in a (hairy!) young man's mind. Chuck Woods, B.J. Sampson, Scott Reynolds, and Nick Carpenter.
  • Four Letters (197-??)
    Scott Donovan, George Payne in a story about lovers in an open relationship. - Mustang Productions
  • Five Hard Pieces (1977)
    Filmed in black and white, with about 20 models, in one-on-one situations made to look like porn-loops from 50's, 60's and 70's.
  • All Tied Up (1978)
    "Scorpio's quiet evening is interrupted when his friends sneak into his apartment while he is sleeping and tie him to his own bed, where he is used and abused by everybody" with Keith Anthoni, Gustavo, Tom Cord, Shawn Gregory, Brad Ford, Ken Edwards ; recently re-released by Cream of the Crop
  • Harley's Angels (1978)
    Yes, a parody of Charlie's Angels where 3 hot guys must solve the mystery of Charlie's missing motorcycle gloves. Recently re-released by Cream of the Crop. Starring yummy Jayson Macbride, Justin Thyme, and Ken Darrell; plus Harry Hover, Jesse St James, Jonathon West, and Webb Steel as "Harley". Music from Pink Floyd, and Elton John's "One Horse Town" during a phone sex scene.
  • Muscle Bound (1978)
    A New York bath house manager makes sex slaves of his unsuspecting customers. The emphasis is on bound!(hmmmmm with my managerial skills, I think I could handle that job!) Filmed in NYC at the Boradway Arms baths, it had its world premiere at the Big Top Theatre July 5th, 1978Starring Chuck Adams, Scott Allen, Ken Darrell, Dick Patrick, Ed Stiffler, Justin Thyme, and Sebastian. Also appearing - Evan Dales, Costa DelSol, Tom Cat Louie, Bill Polin, Jim Agent, Earl Berger, Rick Armour, Michael Riviera. Original music by David Earnest.
  • Pier Groups (1979)
    Hot sex on NYC's old West Side piers (abandoned warehouses on the Hudson River), with Keith Anthoni, and the usual P. M. Productions crew. ( incl: Johnny Kovaks, Victor Houston, Sven Jensen, Alan Miles, Michael Penn Ryder, Tone Stalione, David Starbuck, Josef Tempesta) beware of re-release by Cream of the Crop
  • So Many Men, So Little Time (1979)
    Keith Anthoni, Justin Thyme, Aaron Clark, Ed Stiffler,Kurt Thomas (70s) Scott Allen, Sven Jensen, and Tony Stalione (doesn't sound like so many!)
  • The Super ( )
  • The Tool Man ( )
  • After the Fall ( )
  • Love Thy Neighbor ( )
    A pair of lovers throw a dinner party (during the 1970's Gay Pride Parade, including live footage) at which the guests (neighbors) are the dessert.
  • Woodshole ( )
  • New York Men (1981) - credited to Sol Roesenbloom
    Starring: Eric Ryan, J.D. Slater, Scorpio, Robert White, Jose Morales, Lee Marlin, Kimber Wilkes, Beau Ashley, Eddy Slash, Bob Bleeker, and Toni Rose

    "An exotic, dream-like film with an all-star, highly masculine cast. Eric Ryan plays a husband who dreams of leather-clad men while having sex with his wife."

  • Fantasy Island ( )
    Skinny guys with big dicks; possibly starring Tray Christopher (aka Christopher Rage) (all I could find out so far!)
  • Hot Flashes (1976 )
    Color and black and white footage about a sexual tryst that take place entirely in a (hairy!) young man's mind. Chuck Woods, B.J. Sampson, Scott Reynolds, and Nick Carpenter.
  • The Janitor (1970's )
    Dirty-minded janitor spies on the tenants; if he likes what he sees, he has sex with them! Starring: Jim "The Man" Correy, Johnny Phillips, Pete Reston
  • Trips (1975?)
    Alkar, Bill Foster, David King, Jean Jacques Private, Rydar Jones, and Scott Donovan
  • Long Johns (1985?)
    Despite being shot on video, Brown manages to keep the quality good in this simple tale of horny cowpokes. Some guys are hairy, some smooth - but NONE of these guys have shaved/trimmed body parts! While background music might seem unimportant to some, this is NOT cheesey Casio-disco crap, but low-key harmonica/guitar strumming...(or is that a banjo?)... sometimes just the sounds of "nature" - birds, running water.. Starring: Dennis Crane, Sean Gregory, Chris Michaels, Jesse Fairweather, Chris Orion, Tom Foster, Jay Baracas
  • Bring Your Own Man (1985)
    made on video; Starring: Chris Orion , Justin Thyme, Denton Crane, J.D. Slater, and Jesse Fair-weather. The plot is supposed to be one lover (Justin Thyme) gives the other a birthday present of 3 escorts, but the version I've seen, only shows the Justin doing the interviewing - but the scene with J.D. Slater is good, with him and his partner seeming to hae real chemistry (and J.D. is very vocal, in a sexy, not forced, way).
  • Rough Idea (1985)
    made on video; Starring: J.D. Slater, Sean Gregory, Sam Small, Chris Orion, Jason Daniels, Jesse Fairweather, Rick Peters, Danie Connors, Rocco Colosso, Chris Rage, Reno Chesrini, Dick Mack, Scott Morgan, Paul Swint, and Shawn Cognito. Produced by, photography by and soundtrack by, Christopher Rage. Great movie for J. D. Slater fans - top, bottom, oral anal, his ass is whipped (lightly) with a belt, cockrings, and the final orgy scene is similar to Gage's Closed Set, with Slater beign the center of attention - cum piss, and even some cold bear is thrown his way as he lies on the floor. From the looks of the editing and camera work, it is clearly more of a Chris Rage film than Arch Brown.

    last updated (poorly!) 12/20/2019