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Poor Pretty Eddie
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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All He Wanted Was A Friend. See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Hidden Gem! See more (28 total) »

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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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Re-Rated) (2005) | USA:R
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Trivia:
Shelley Winters was paid in cash.See more »
Quotes:
Orville:Did he bite you on the titties?See more »
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The Star-Spangled BannerSee more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Hidden Gem!, 28 October 2000
Author: Sorsimus from Surrey

I bought this film from a car boot sale in Finland (Yes, this wonderful film was apparently released in Finland as a rental in the early eighties.) mainly because of its cover that suggested that it would be a blaxploitation film. That it was not. Instead it proved to be a genuinely stylish piece of cinema with some upsetting (exploitation) scenes not unlike Texas Chainsaw or The Last House on the Left. Probably, though it was not violent enough to compete with them or sick enough to challenge Pink Flamingos. So it was never recognized and quickly forgotten. Anyhow, the thing that surprised me the most was that this film looked stunningly good. The compositions were beautiful as was the lightning. The story was fast paced and had enough twists to keep me interested till the end.

Sadly, however, there is one big minus to this film; it seems to me, that the filmmaker(s) were a bit too conscious with the "shocking" content of their script. Whenever an event with shock value occurs it is highlighted in the worst "look, we dare show this"- manner.

All in all a very enjoyable piece of trash with a difference- competence in filmmaking!

P.S. If you still have doubts after reading this I must say that any film that has both Shelley Winters and Slim Pickens cannot be nothing but good!











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