Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer upstairs. Val is pursued by Carol Cutere, the enigmatic local tramp-of-good-family, who covets his snakeskin jacket as much as his body and tries to seduce him in the cemetery. Val is more attracted to the mature Lady and gets her pregnant. Written by
...and now the screen is struck by lightning !
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The little Hudson River town of Milton has a plaque from film production company thanking them for co-operation during the shoot. Even in early 1970s Milton had no traffic light on main drag and could still pass for Deep South. Artist had studio in the 'store'. Tall ceiling allowed for suggestion of a second floor via a dummy staircase. Post office was one of the 3 attached store fronts. See more
Juking? Oh! Well, that's when you get in a car, which is preferably open in any kind of weather. And then you drink a little bit and you drive a little bit, and then you stop and you dance a little bit with a jukebox. And then you drink a little bit more and you drive a little bit more, you stop and you dance a little bit more to another juke box! And then you stop dancing and you just drink and you drive. And then, you stop driving.
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Blanket Roll Blues
Music by Kenyon Hopkins
Lyrics by Tennessee Williams See more