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Michael Findlay (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1969 (USA) See more »
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The uncommon adventures of a wild nympho in search of erotic playmates...
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Man drugs, photographs & tortures women he meets by personal ads. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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May not be the ultimate degenerate, but its certainly in the top ten! See more (4 total) »

Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Michael Findlay  (as Julian Marsh)
 
Writing credits
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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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
May not be the ultimate degenerate, but its certainly in the top ten!, 6 January 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"The Ultimate Degenerate" has a title that stakes an impressive exploitation claim. And unlike many other Grindhouse flicks from the time period, it comes very close to living up to its moniker. Certainly nothing else at this time (at least in the states) reached the depths of insane depravity seen in the Findlay team's trash epics. The plot revolves around various degenerates working for an underground fetish porno ring which involved aphrodisiacs, brutal knife stabbings, and (most memorably) corn on the cob. Its kind of like John Waters meets Film Noir meets Doris Wishman, and its played completely straight.

An aspect that certainly helps the picture is that the Findlays are relatively more ambitious than your average schlockmaker. There's some creative camera angles and nicely surreal (and shocking) dream sequences, plus several sexual segments that were quite original for their time. Don't mistake this for being anything it isn't however. This ain't no art house Bergman style flick, this here is wonderfully entertaining and depraved trash through and through. Connoisseurs of this kind of stuff wouldn't have it any other way I assume. (7/10)

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