The Harrad Experiment  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Harrad Experiment (1973) is a film about a fictional school called Harrad College where the students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this film deals with the concept of free love during the height of the sexual revolution which took place in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The movie stars James Whitmore and Tippi Hedren as the married couple who run the school, and includes a young Don Johnson as one of the students who tries to go beyond the rules. It was directed by Ted Post.



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Cultural references

In The Wonder Years fourth-season episode "Growing Up", Kevin's hippie older sister is seen reading a copy of The Harrad Experiment while driving to a company picnic with her family.

In the Seinfeld episode "The Label Maker", George Costanza describes his girlfriend's having a male roommate as a "bizarre Harrad Experiment".

Harrad Summer

Template:Infobox film Harrad Summer was a 1974 sequel directed by Steven Hilliard Stern in which Stanley, Sheila, Harry, and Beth spend the following summer together to get to know their families. Don Johnson and Bruno Kirby did not reprise their roles from the first film, while James Whitmore's character did not appear and Tippi Hedren's role from the original film was played by Emmaline Henry.

  • Robert Reiser as Stanley Kolasukas
  • Laurie Walters as Sheila Grove
  • Richard Doran as Harry Schacht
  • Victoria Thompson as Beth Hillyer
  • Emmaline Henry as Margaret Tenhausen
  • Bill Dana as Jack Schacht

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