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The Wild Party (1975)

R  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  March 1975 (USA)
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jolly Grimm
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Queenie
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Dale Sword
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Kate
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Tex
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James Morrison
Chris Gilmore ...
Nadine (as Annette Ferra)
Eddie Lawrence ...
Kreutzer (as Eddie Laurence)
Bobo Lewis ...
Wilma
Don De Natale ...
Jackie
Dena Dietrich ...
Mrs. Murchison
Regis Cordic ...
Mr. Murchison (as Regis J. Cordic)
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Madeline True
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Bertha (as Marya Small)
Baruch Lumet ...
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend. Written by <bruce.bozarth@worldnet.att.net>

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Raquel Welch sizzles in this scandal about one of the most famous comedians of the fabulous roaring twenties! [Video Australia] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Release Date:

March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fiesta salvaje  »

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Trivia

This is a Merchant Ivory Productions picture directed by 'James Ivory' and produced by Ismail Merchant that was not written by regular house scribe Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. See more »

Quotes

Kate: You gotta be philosophical about these things. I understand why my best friend would run off with Dale. I mean, everyone knows what kind of life she has with Jolly. It's no secret.
James Morrison: We've got to find them, Katie.
Kate: Aww, Jiminy...
[Kate crosses to the bed and puts her arms around Jim]
Kate: I understand. You've been stuck on her for years, plain as day. But hey, sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Like tonight. Okay, we both lost. But that doesn't mean a souple of losers aren't entitled to a little...
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Referenced in Valentino (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Singapore Sally
Written by Walter Marks
Performed by Raquel Welch, Tiffany Bolling, Dom DeLuise, Tom Hulce, Bea Arthur and Chorus Line
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If you like the poem, don't bother
24 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Raquel Welch is heavenly but her acting abilities sadly don't match up to the exquisite quality of her legs. To be honest I didn't finish this film. The Fatty Arbunkle-inspired main character was extremely unpleasant, angry and bitter and violent, and I just couldn't stand the thought of spending another hour watching him. Might have been able to endure him had the actor playing the part had a little ability and/or charisma. If you're like me and thinking about viewing the film after reading the wonderful source poem, don't bother. The original work is so visual, so tightly strung, it's hard to imagine how they might screw up a film adaptation, but they managed to do it. It seems Merchant/Ivory made several steamy piles before they finally found their style ("Savages" is equally awful).


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