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Racket Girls (1951)

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A money launderer uses women's wrestling as a front for his illegal activities, but earns the enmity of a powerful mobster.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peaches Page ...
'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell ...
Clara Mortensen ...
Clara Mortensen, World Champion
Rita Martínez ...
Rita Martinez, Champion of Mexico
Muriel Gardner ...
Ruby McKenzie
Don Ferrara ...
Joe the Jockey
Matt Douglas ...
Ronnie, a Mobster
Paul Merton ...
Monk, the Book-keeper
Bruce Spencer ...
Eddie, a Gangster
Tony Zarro ...
Lefty, a Mobster
Mary Jean Walker ...
Jackie, a Bookie
William Lamont ...
Senate Investigator
Phil Bernard ...
Mr. Big, the Gang Leader
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
Jimmy Lennon
Phil Solomon ...
Phil Solomon, Wrestling Referee
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Storyline

Scalli is a gangster who manages women wrestlers as a front for his bookmaking, drug, and prostitution rackets. He trusts the wrong people and ends up trying to run away from both the police and mysterious mob boss Mr. Big, to whom he owes $35,000. This film features real-life wrestlers Peaches Page, Clara Mortensen (world champion wrestler), and Rita Martinez (champion of Mexico). Written by Vance Kochenderfer <vkochend@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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WOMEN GAMBLED HONOR - MEN PROMISED LOVE See more »

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Trivia

George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American". See more »

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When Scalia chastises Joe the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the gym wall. See more »

Quotes

Joe the Jockey: And don't forget about me. I'm Joe.
Peaches Page: Hi, Joe. You're cute.
Joe the Jockey: I get it - anything that is small is cute. Well, that's me.
Peaches Page: Don't you know? Good things come in small packages.
Joe the Jockey: [openly staring at Peaches' breasts] Not to my way of thinking.
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Racket Girls... Stay (I Missed You)
23 November 2009 | by (Clearwater Fl) – See all my reviews

Racket Girls: 2 out of 10: I want to talk about Bridget Jones for a minute. No not the fictional character portrayed by Renee Zellweger but the writer and occasional actress on MST3K.

Though she never got the recognition that fellow female comic Mary Jo Pehl received, she had some incredible star turns. While she is best known as that sociopathic Roman aristocrat with a touch of sex appeal Flavia as well as that singing dancing sensation Nuveena, Girl of the Future, it is in the MST3K version of Racket Girls that she reaches her thespian pinnacle. She plays Lisa Loeb. Who am I kidding she is Lisa Loeb. It is a highlight of a very good MST3K episode.

Alas, Bridget Jones is lost to us now. She married a temp by the name of Mike, bore him two sons, and is no doubt singing "Waiting for Wednesday" while toiling in the kitchen of the future.

Oh yeah the movie. Large woman wrestlers, who clearly block most blows with their face, deal with a sleazy promoter who is trying to fix the fights. Peaches Page is the lead rassler who has a pair of large... well peaches and a winning, if simpleton, personality. The other female wrestlers look like they run a prison laundry.

Plenty of shots of these women grappling each other interspersed with a winning performance by Ed Wood alumni Timothy Farrell. When an Ed Wood alumni gives the best performance that should be all she wrote.

The "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Racket Girls (Season 7, Episode 16): 9 out of 10: Really good riffing considering the challenging material. Moreover, it has gay robot marriage and Lisa Loeb. This is one of the better episodes for seasoned veterans of the series.


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