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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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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)

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)
 
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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 »
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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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Wrestling and Sex Don't Mix, 3 January 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Racket Girls (1951)

* (out of 4)

Produced under the personal supervision of George Weiss, this exploitation film is certainly one of the worst ever made but it's also so weird that you can't help but slightly be entertained if you're a fan of bad movies. Peaches Page plays pretty much herself, a wrestler who goes to work for promoter Scalli (Timothy Farrell) but she doesn't realize that he's just a low thug. RACKET GIRLS, also known as PIN-DOWN GIRL and probably several other titles, is a bad film, there's certainly no question about that but I think bad movie fans will be intrigued by it. I think the most interesting thing is that the producer was obviously trying to pass this off as a sexploitation picture because a lot of the running time is devoted to the women wearing very little or very tight clothing. Mrs. Page has rather large breasts and quite often she's in a right outfit or being rubbed down. I'm sure this was meant to pull guys in because of the sexuality but when viewed today you really can't help but laugh. There are other scenes of various women working out, which are just as funny. The wrestling matches, including three very long ones, are incredibly boring and really kill the film. The performances, as you'd expect, are pretty bad but I must admit that I'm a major fan of Farrell who appeared in a few Ed Wood films. I've always loved him in these "C" movies and I thought he was fun here as well. Anyone expecting anything well-made or good are certainly going to be disappointed. But then again, I'm really not sure how many people would watch this and expect anything good.

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