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Shanty Tramp (1967)

A sleazy evangelist makes a play for a small town's local tramp, but is shocked to learn that she prefers a local black kid over him. Furious, he stirs up the town against the couple.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eleanor Vaill ...
Emily (as Lee Holland)
Bill Rogers ...
Preacher
Lawrence Tobin ...
Savage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Anderson
Lee Ann
Dan Craig
Warren Day
Ben Duran
Lewis Galen ...
Daniel
Gary Goch
Jean Hanna
Rick Jarvis
Helon Lacount
Chris Mitchell
Kerry Reagan
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On a hot night in Dixie, the local shanty tramp heads out for adventure and leaves disaster in her wake. The lust she excites in the local men leads to fights, murders, lynch mobs, ruined reputations, and broken homes. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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The theme song was covered by the garage rock revivalist group The A-Bones on their album "Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers." See more »

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Shanty Tramp
Lyrics by Reuben Guberman
Music by Frank Linales
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The nadir of the trashy exploitation genre
16 March 2001 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

Set in some random town in the south, Emily the Shanty Tramp prowls from bar to barn looking for any kind of action she can get. Shanty Tramp is filled with the broadest spectrum of unsavory characters I've seen anywhere: a corrupt preacher, a drunk and abusive father, bumbling racist police officers, and a caricatured black mamma straight from the old Aunt Jemima bottle label. The only even slightly savory character in the film is a passion-addled black man who... well, better not spoil it, but let's just say what the only even slightly virtuous character meets a tragic end. Shanty Tramp was a marvelously controversial movie from all angles, serving the same purient, voyeuristic "other people's disasters" interests that Jerry Springer shows have today. Pink Flamingoes lacks the genuine, heartfelt sleaze that this film has in spades. I give this movie a 10 for unbelievably, shamelessly trashy cinematic excellence.


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