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Bayou (1957)

 -  Drama  -  June 1957 (USA)
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A New York architect meets a Cajun beauty in a remote bayou village.

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Martin Davis
Lita Milan ...
Marie Hebert
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Emil Hebert
Jonathan Haze ...
Bos
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Etienne (as Edwin Nelson)
Eugene Sonfield ...
Jean Tithe
Evelyn Hendrickson ...
Doucette
Milton Schneider ...
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Michael Romano ...
Felician
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Ulysses (as Tim Carey)
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A community of Cajun fishermen living around a remote bayou includes one authentic beauty, Marie, who wants to better herself but must deal with the unwelcome attentions of storekeeper Ulysses. When she meets Martin Davis, visiting New York architect, they hit it off at once; but the sinister Ulysses is not inclined to suffer a Yankee rival. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Somewhere, a 15-year old girl may be a teenager... in the Cajun country, she's a woman full-grown! ...and every Bayou man knows it!

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June 1957 (USA)  »

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Poor White Trash  »

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Repackaged as "Poor White Trash", The film ran for years on the south's drive-in circuit on a successful double feature with the similarly themed "I Hate Your Guts" (aka Shame). See more »

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Followed by Scum of the Earth (1974) See more »

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BAYOU SONG
(uncredited)
Written by Edward I. Fessler
Sung behind credits by Dick Noel
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A waste of time, money and advertising...
29 July 2000 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

I remember this film being shown in local theatres as "For Adults Only." I was 7 years old at the time. Thirty years later I found this film in the video store under the title, "Poor White Trash," as it was billed in the theatres along with "Shanty Tramp." There is no "adult" shock value to this piece of crap whatsoever.

What you have is a poor, grainy, mostly dark celluloid that contains scenes of what would be considered "PG" today: a scene of Lita Milan's character running through the woods naked (the camera shot the scene from so far away all you really see is a ghostlike figure running, pursued by a man in a white shirt (Tim Carey). The subsequent rape scene shows Lita Milan's screaming head going back and forth (you can imagine what's happening); the "sex" scene in the cabin involves a shot of Peter Graves' hand on Lita Milan's back between shots of pounding waves; the "violence" involves a quickie shot of an axe protuding from Tim Carey's back after the climactic fight with Peter Graves (no wonder Peter Graves would rather be remembered for "Mission: Impossible."). Tim Carey is at his slimy best, but the movie really sucks. Oh, and Jonathan Haze looking like he's on some drug...pass on this one.


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