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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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sadly forgotten drive-in classic 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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Runtime:
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:
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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Orville:Did he bite you on the titties?See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
sadly forgotten drive-in classic, 14 August 2007
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Elizabeth Wetherly is a black jazz singer who's car breaks down in backwoods hillbilly hell where she meet's faded starlet, Bertha (Shelly Winters) and Eddie Collins, a wanna-be famous country crooner. Eddie stalls on fixing Liz's car in order to hatch his devious plans much to the chagrin of lovestruck Bertha. Soon Liz is stuck in a living nightmare in this forgotten drive-in gem. The story not only holds up quite well even 25 years after the film came out, but also trumps most Hollywood films that deal with racism now. Never browbeating you, instead just saying it matter of factly. This film should be better known and is extremely watchable for the performances of Winters and Slim Pickens alone. (the other actors do a great job as well, but seem underdeveloped especially Ted Cassidy best known for being Lurch in the Addams family, here as Keno). It also deserves better than the strictly bare-bones DVD treatment it currently has.

My Grade: B+

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