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June 1975 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Leslie Uggams ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly

Shelley Winters ... Bertha
Michael Christian ... Eddie Collins

Ted Cassidy ... Keno

Dub Taylor ... Justice of the Peace Floyd
Lou Joffred ... Odell

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Orville
Red Lawson ... The Salesman
Sherif Smith ... The Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Bacon ... Redneck in Bar / at Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Robinson 
David Worth 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Genet  play "The Balcony" (uncredited)
B.W. Sandefur 

Produced by
Michael Christian .... producer
Robert G. Diamond .... co-producer
Linda Marsh .... co-producer
Anthony T. Mazzola .... associate producer (as Anthony Mazzola)
Vito A. Sasso .... executive producer
Leon Walters .... associate producer
Original Music by
Grant Boatwright 
Cinematography by
David Worth 
Film Editing by
Frank Mazzola 
David Worth 
Art Direction by
Peter Bankins 
Costume Design by
Margaret Rose 
Makeup Department
Christopher Carter .... hair stylist
Melanie .... makeup artist
Johnine Waychus .... makeup assistant
Ralph Wilcox .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Eugene Mazzola .... production manager
Art Department
Rick Dunn .... props
Sound Department
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Richard Mazzola .... boom operator
Ronald C. Ross .... stunts (as Ron Ross)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barrere .... best boy
Rusty Carter .... dolly grip
Bill Lucas .... assistant camera (as Billy Lucas)
Bert Maggio .... key grip
Melton Maxwell .... lighting technician (as Mel Maxwell)
Jim May .... still photographer
Bruce Pearn .... electrician
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Leonard Mazzola III .... assistant editor
Anthony Redman .... associate editor
Music Department
Ginger Boatwright .... female vocalist
Larry Cox .... music producer
Other crew
Jay Bernstein .... additional publicist
Sherry Bloom .... production assistant
Fran Cantero .... production associate
Wally Cantero .... production associate
Marilyn Giardino .... script supervisor
Jules Koenigsberg .... production associate
Leila Oertel .... production assistant
Marvin Paige .... production associate
Gale Robinson .... auditor
Lloyd D. Robinson .... production associate
Linda Spatz .... publicist
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Re-Rated) (2005) | USA:R
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The opening scene with Leslie Uggams singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" was shot at Atlanta Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4, 1973 before a football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams.See more »
Orville:Would you like to suck on a tomato?See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
a (slightly) tarnished treasure, 14 August 2006
Author: scottwilson-1 from Miami Beach, Florida

Just found this on DVD today, in a much better transfer than the old VHS versions. Let's face it, the film would be even more obscure, had the producers not had the vision to cast Shelley as Bertha, the faded beauty who "used to be an entertainer", but now owns a run down inn that is way off the beaten path. She's also an alcoholic plagued with loneliness and insecurity, which is somewhat relieved by Eddie, a good looking but psychotic stud about 25 years younger, with whom she maintains a desperate sexual and emotional relationship.

There is some debate about Shelley's acting, that her character is really just Shelley playing herself. That is an insult to the actress, who like any talented actor draws emotion from her own experiences. This is a tour-de-force performance, particularly when she explains to Leslie Uggams (in a very one-dimensional performance) that Eddie is all the man she's got, and at her age, there won't be any others. It's a heartbreaking scene that leaves no doubt about Miss Winters acting abilities. The crazy plot reminds me of HG Lewis' "2000 Maniacs". Slim Whitman has some choice lines. Entertaining in a "Bad Movie We Love" kind of way, this trashy treasure is worth seeking out.

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