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Lady Cocoa (1975)

R | | Crime, Drama | December 1975 (USA)
Foxy Lady Cocoa is out to take down her mobster boyfriend.

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Lola Falana ...
Coco
Gene Washington ...
Doug
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Marie
Joe Greene ...
Big Joe (as 'Mean' Joe Greene)
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Eddie
Gary Harper ...
Arthur
James R. Sweeney ...
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Drunk Gambler (as Buck Flower)
John F. Goff ...
The 'Sicilian' (as John Goff)
La Verne Watson ...
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Foxy Lady Cocoa is out to take down her mobster boyfriend.

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Mean Joe Greene Wants Her. Gene Washington's Got Her. But Nobody Owns Lola Falana. See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel  »

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The director - Matt Cimber was Ms. Jayne Mansfield's husband at the time of her tragic, untimely death. See more »

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Referenced in A Football Life: Joe Greene (2014) See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Adapted by Luchi De Jesus and Lola Falana
Sung by Lola Falana
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Lady Cocoa is No No-No!
10 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up during the '70's and love the movies made during that decade, and Lady Cocoa is at the top of the list. I'm not sure if I enjoyed them as much then as I do now, because in the present I'm looking back wistfully in time, through a hazy mirror that somewhat distorts the images. Lady Cocoa also has constant background noise and the sound of wind even when the action is inside in the casino where she spends her night of freedom. The film has too much indoor lighting and not enough outdoor lighting. For me, that's perfect. Can you really expect to look at the past and expect to see it perfectly clear? Would you want to? If only police shows today could be so tame. Lady Cocoa speaks her mind and sometimes she speaks it in a way that would make a tough guy from the '70's blush. But, deep down, she's a good girl whose naive. She's gone to jail to protect her boyfriend, but now, in exchange for turning state's evidence against the man she loves, she get's a day of freedom. What? 24 hours in a Lake Tahoe casino (Where The King's Castle was located) is compensation for 1 and ½ years in prison for committing essentially no crime? Ask yourself why she would do this as you watch this film.

There is no wonder that Lola Fallana later made a fortune in Las Vegas; she is constant energy and she acts with passion. She is undoubtedly the star of the show, but the performance by Alex Dreier, as Lieutenant Ramsey Miller is a very good one. Dreier's distinctive voice was, certainly, one of his greater assets as a performer. Fallana's co-star, Gene Washington, is, in the beginning, a bit wooden with his performance but loosens up as the movie progresses. "Mean" Joe Greene is, indeed, mean in "Lady Cocoa" as he stalks her, but he and his sidekick had no trouble memorizing their lines: there were none.

Lady Cocoa is a film worth watching. It moves, though slowly, towards a surprise ending, yet the rate of progression towards the conclusion is both entertaining and captivating. And, most important for this viewer, it takes you back to how we once were...and how a lot of films really looked in those days!


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