The films of , a French filmmaker, are well known for containing explicit nudity.
They were mainly shot in naturist resorts, but augmented by attractive glamour models.
The Sea Fiend 1935 , re-issued as 1946 , is a low-budget South-Sea drama spiced up with stock footage inserts of half-dressed native girls.
Although there has been a gradual relaxation of attitudes towards nudity, changes in laws can lead to more stringent criteria.
Both the original and an edited version enjoyed box office success elsewhere.
It was soon followed by similar scenes in the Italian films The Iron Crown, 1941 and 1942.
Several early films of the and include women in nude scenes, presented in a historical or religious context.
Description: It is the first part of a trilogy, depicting Officer Hanzo Itami's foiling of a plot by corrupt officials in Edo period Japan.