This Nude World (1932)
aka Back to Nature
aka This Naked Age

Genre: Documentary | Proto-Mondo
Country: USA | Director: Michael Mindlin
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 56mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 768×576 – 29.970fps – 763mb

“This Nude World” is a groundbreaking 1932 “documentary” celebrating the age-old tradition of playing volleyball in you socks . . and nothing else. The film purports to pose probing questions about the morality of nudist colonies o cover its actual aim of getting naked people on screen . . . primarily in long shots. A highlight of the film is the peeks at the phenomena in Germany, France (including Lido de Paris) and the United States along with wonderful pre-WWII footage of the cities visited A real hoot. It passed the National Board of Review in 1932.

A “documentary” about the shocking phenomenon of nudist camps popping up in the Bohemias of Germany, France and… Heaven forbid… America!

One of the earliest nudist documentaries, this film features footage shot in nudist camps all over the world. Among the places showcased are nudist camps in upstate New York (where the narrator notes that they’re driving over the “new” George Washington bridge), nudist nightclubs in France and a retreat in Germany that is claimed to be the world’s largest nudist camp.


This Nude World (1932)