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Poor Pretty Eddie
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June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
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Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Re-Rated) (2005) | USA:R
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Loosely based on Jean Genet's play "The Balcony" - the first film version of which also starred Shelley Winters in 1963.See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A forgotten 70s exploitation gem, 24 May 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

In a decade full of memorable exploitation films, its a shame "Poor Pretty Eddy" doesn't have a larger cult following. Its really a lost gem from that great period of film-making. Its hilarious, demented, bizarre, and actually a disturbing portrait of racism. Whether it was included just to turn in a profit or not, the portrayal or racism in this film is much more disturbing than anything offered by Hollywood today. Its more effective than either "Crash" or "Monsters Ball" in my mind, because it refuses to manipulate the audience. Maybe I'm looking a bit too much into this however. For exploitation fans, it offers plenty of sleazy and depraved delights.

The film is much more well made than any other hicksploitation film. The acting in particular is great and all the characters are memorable. Leslie Uggams makes a great heroine, both strong and sympathetic. Shelley Winters, Slim Pickens, and especially Michael Christian (playing the Elvis impersonator from Hell) are all over-the-top and campy yet fascinating and completely fitting to the material. Ted Cassidy is also a standout as the one likable redneck of the bunch, offering a strong performance (one of the films few flaws is that it doesn't develop some of the characters to their fullest potentials). The dialog is hilariously politically incorrect. "Poor Pretty Eddy" is one of the 70s best exploitation films. (8/10)

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