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1969 (USA) See more »
The uncommon adventures of a wild nympho in search of erotic playmates...
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Uta Erickson ... Maria Curtis (as Artimida Grillet)
Michael Findlay ... Spencer / Voices (as Robert West)

Earl Hindman ... Bruno (as Leo Heinz)
Janet Banzet ... Dora (as Marie Brent)
Suzzan Landau ... Carla (as Susan James)
Yolanda Cortez ... Chiquita
Rita Vance ... Conchita (as Rita Thule)
Kim Lewid ... Blonde Theater Girl (as Kim Turner)
Donna Stone ... Tammy
Clint McCook ... Helen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberta Findlay ... Girl in Ferris Wheel / Voices (uncredited)
Cindy Freemont ... Sally (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Findlay  (as Julian Marsh)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Findlay  screenplay (as Julian Marsh)

Produced by
Michael Findlay .... producer (as Julian Marsh)
Roberta Findlay .... producer (as Anna Riva)
Original Music by
Earl Windmin (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Roberta Findlay  (as Anna Riva)
Film Editing by
Michael Findlay  (as Michael Fenway)
Sound Department
Chico Buck .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberta Findlay .... lighting technician (as Robert Marx)
Other crew
Berla L. Moke .... script girl (as Berla Moke)


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Also Known As:
"The Degenerate" - USA (alternative title)
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70 min
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Good Roughie, 15 October 2016
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Ultimate Degenerate (1969)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Wanting to break away from her lesbian lover and fulfill her sexual desires, Maria (Uta Erickson) takes a job for the bizarre cripple Spencer (Michael Findlay) who has a wide range of women living in his home. His allows them to live there and get all the sexual desires they want but Spencer also has a few dark secrets.

Underground filmmaker Findlay also wrote and directed this film, which was the last roughie that he ever made. I will freely admit that the entire roughie genre isn't my favorite but there's no question that this here is a rather bizarre film that manages to mix sex, violence and desires quite well. The best thing the film has going for it is the atmosphere created by Findlay and this comes through due to the nice cinematography and music score.

I also think a big reason for the film's entertainment comes from Erickson who appears in nearly every scene and she certainly manages to hold your attention. The film was made just before hardcore scenes started to take over but it was able to feature a lot of full frontal nudity, which adds to the sexploitation nature. The film also manages to have a pretty wicked finale, which I obviously won't ruin.

THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE isn't a masterpiece as there are still way too many scenes that really don't go anywhere and I'd argue that even at just 71-minutes the film seems long at times. Still, the movie is entertaining for what it is.

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