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Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973)

 -  Drama  -  10 January 1973 (USA)
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A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Laura Cannon ...
Dusty Cole (as Diana Lewis)
Neil Flanagan ...
Cherry Lane (as Lynn Flanagan)
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Bob (as Bob Walters)
Paul Matthews ...
Jimmie
Earle Edgerton ...
Sammy
M.A. Whiteside ...
Susie Simmons
Dorin McGough ...
Sally Simmons
Richard Towers ...
Tony (as Joe Powers)
Daniel Dietrich ...
Billy (as Dan Dietrich)
Ron Keith ...
Cal
Fred J. Lincoln ...
Joe (as Fred Lincoln)
Tony Johnson ...
Mac
Ken Hill ...
Walt
Frank Corso ...
Carl
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A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.

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The Today Film That Goes All the Way See more »

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10 January 1973 (USA)  »

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Flashpot on 42nd Street  »

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Dusty Cole: How's your mother?
Cherry Lane: She threw me out. I guess she got tired of me using all her hairspray.
Dusty Cole: Where are you living now?
Cherry Lane: Some hole in the wall on the Lower East Side. It's not much to look at but it's rent controlled. I don't keep much food over there because ever time I do the cockroaches mug me for the food I bring home.
Dusty Cole: How much rent do you pay?
Cherry Lane: 40 a month. I've been so desperate for cash that I've been trying to make the landlord make me live rent free for the past two months. I figure that if I...
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Flawed masterpiece'
28 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For all its technical brilliance, not to mention its finely-crafted script, this film is rather stolen by the mesmerizing performance of Joe Powers (aka Richard Towers - known to us all, of course, as Gaylord St. James). It is difficult to pin down quite what makes him such a screen presence, but I do think he is one of the most criminally under-rated actors Hollywood has produced. He just commands the screen with a quiet but charismatic majesty. He has no Oscars - unbelievable.

The rest of the film is a slick, thoughtful meditation on the nature of identity, sexual freedom, and the radical indeterminacy of language. It poses questions about 1970s urban ennui that other films dared not whisper, and its aesthetics - that hazy, kinetic cinematography and beautifully jarring camera-work - put me in mind of a young Godard. But, in the end, Gaylord St. James trumps all this.


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