A New York architect meets a Cajun beauty in a remote bayou village.

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Martin Davis
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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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A newspaper ad for the film (re-titled "Poor White Trash") by the New Monroe Drive-In (Monroe, NC) in The Anson Record (Wadesboro, NC) stated: "Due to the abnormal subject matter of this motion picture, no children will be allowed with or without their parents! Special uniform police will supervise admission." [August 9, 1962] See more »

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BAYOU SONG
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Written by Edward I. Fessler
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...not a nickle in my jeans...
5 January 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Classic cult drama. A young Peter Graves post-Stalag 17 pre-Mission:Impossible made a good naive hero. This film absolutely reeks of 1950's country living. (Or should that be livin')

It's your basic city boy comes to the boonies and wins over Miss young and pretty despite the reluctant father and jealous bloodthirsty boyfriend story.

Timothy Carey as Ulysses (said boyfriend) did an excellent job. Extremely polite to the older folks while giving Graves the laser beam eyes. He had a habit of playing intensity like it was pure gold. If you can find it...find it.


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