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Low-Down on Pin-Down Girls! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Magnificent, just magnificent See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Peaches Page ... 'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell ... Umberto Scalli
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
Doris Ives ... Beverly, an Unemployed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Leopard Lady ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)
The Panther Woman ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
 
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Robert C. Dertano  uncredited

Produced by
George Weiss .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
 
Art Direction by
Dan Sonney 
 
Set Decoration by
James R. Connell 
 
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A. Arnold Klein .... technical advisor
 
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70 min | USA:68 min (DVD)
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George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American".See more »
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Boom mic visible: 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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Referenced in Mondo oscenità (1966)See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent, just magnificent, 10 September 2004
Author: byght from Washington, DC

There couldn't be more perfect MST3K fodder if Mike and the Bots directed it themselves. Lame and directionless plot, unapologetic and endless reuse of footage, molasses-in-January pacing, production values that would make Roger Corman wince, gratuitous sexuality from intensely unsexy women, ultra-doofy characters...oh yeah, and it's a SPECIAL INTEREST PICTURE ABOUT WOMEN'S WRESTLING IN THE FIFTIES.

Well, at least it starts that way. You will catch nary a glimpse of dull-witted, mammoth-chested "protagonist" (the movie doesn't really have one) wrestler Peaches in the closing act, as the screenplay (like a rambling, senile old man) has decided to focus its attention on the sleazy promoter and his downfall at the hands of a gangster scintillatingly named "Mr. Big." Thus, the film degenerates from campy fiftiesdom into grade-Z noir.

I bestow upon this picture the greatest of all honors--a 1 out of 10. Plenty of schlocky black-and-white pictures get compared to the illustrious Ed Wood's work--this is the rare one that actually merits the comparison. It's pure gold.

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