MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,019 this week

Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  June 1975 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 438 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 33 critic

A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 24 Jan 2011
 
a list of 92 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1074 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

Poor Pretty Eddie (1975) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Poor Pretty Eddie.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Director: Guerdon Trueblood
Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza, Susan Sennett
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.

Director: Alastair Reid
Stars: Peter Finch, Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Four women escape from a prison and wind up stranded in a swamp with a lecherous redneck after them. Meanwhile, an federal agent tracks a ring of heroin smugglers through the same swamp.

Director: Chris Robinson
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy, Carol Locatell
Lady Dragon (1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent (Kathy Gallagher) living in Indonesia tracks Ludvig Hauptman, the arms dealer who killed her husband. Along the way, she meets a young boy and his grandfather, who teach her... See full summary »

Director: David Worth
Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Robert Ginty
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Legendary Quick-shot Frank Woods is caught in a shootout and kills three drunks in self-defense. In fear for his life, Frank escapes to the Arizona desert.

Directors: Deno Paoli, Hagen Smith
Stars: Hagen Smith, Troy Donahue, Kitty Vallacher
Klansman (1974)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell
'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Pam Grier, Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin
Bonnie's Kids (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sisters Myra and Ellie have finally had enough of their miserable, dead-end lives. When their step-father Charley (The Bonnie from the title being long dead) tried to rape Myra, Ellie ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Steve Sandor, Robin Mattson
Honor (2006)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.

Director: David Worth
Stars: Jason Barry, Russell Wong, Roddy Piper
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Malcolm's cross-country motorcycle odyssey - just for the experience - "boggs" down in Arkansas, where he acquires his sidekick, LeRoy; befriends moonshine-drinkin', bi-plane stunt pilot, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Thomason
Stars: Scott McKenzie, Robert Ridgely, Willie Jones
Stacey (1973)
Crime | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The sleazy and dangerous adventures of a gorgeous female private detective.

Director: Andy Sidaris
Stars: Anne Randall, Alan Landers, James Westmoreland
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
...
Bertha
Michael Christian ...
Eddie Collins
...
Keno
...
Justice of the Peace Floyd
Lou Joffred ...
Odell
...
Sheriff Orville
Red Lawson ...
The Salesman
Sherif Smith ...
The Deputy
Edit

Storyline

A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He Does All the Things You Like ... To Forget! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Vengeance  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shelley Winters was paid in cash. See more »

Quotes

Orville: Would you like to suck on a tomato?
See more »


Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key'
Music by John Stafford Smith
Sung by Leslie Uggams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's been so long since I've said "What did I just watch" so loudly.
21 December 2009 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Like several people here, I too saw this in the wee hours of the morning on TCM, where yes folks, it ran with no introductory info, and NO TITLES. It simply ended and faded into nothingness where TCM switched back to some old Black and While film suitable for Gramma like it never happened. Maybe it didn't.

Plot: It's one of those "woman fights for her life versus redneck" films that were around a lot in the 70s. This one has an African-American singer getting stuck in the rural south where she stays at a run down inn/bar while she waits for her car to get fixed.

Meanwhile, the dashing bar owner falls in love with her, which results in the expected rape scene, this one rendered even more distasteful by the inter-cutting of shots of local mouthbreathers watching dogs screw.

She goes almost catatonic from that point forward, and every person she turns to for help just leads her deeper into a maze of grotesque public officials who don't really want to help. It's like Kafka rolled around in batter and deep-fried.

It's all so off-putting, the result is less one of bloody revenge than it is of confusion...that something so odd could have ever existed, or actually been shown on late-night television on a channel that so many people get.

Be aware film fans...reruns of this could be lurking around your next sleepless night. Try to get some sleep.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Grindhouse only Tarantino could love.... singjohn
Filmed in Athens, GA HelenaHatcheese
Poor Pretty Eddie on Blu Ray!! chevelless67
BLACK VENGEANCE rlstokey
Is this the film? OX_Bigly
Discuss Poor Pretty Eddie (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?