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The Wild Party (1975)

 -  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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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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March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A noite do pecado  »

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Trivia

During the shooting of the film, James Ivory called one of the takes of a scene with Raquel Welch "a bit dull" and asked for a retake. Because of this, Welch walked off the set and refused to return until Ivory apologized to her in front of the entire cast and crew. Ivory capitulated and they continued with the scene. See more »

Quotes

Jolly Grimm: [introducing his movie] I thought very hard about how to introduce this picture to you tonight, and I thought to myself, "Jolly, be humble! That's the ticket this time!" And then I thought about it some more... me? Be humble? That's like Calvin Coolidge dancing the Black Bottom.
[audience laughs]
Jolly Grimm: If you saw it, you wouldn't believe it! Me standing here, all coy-like, "Ladies and gentlemen, I do sincerely hope you like my new picture, Brother Jasper"... when what I really want to tell you is how ...
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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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very good though not widely seen
6 August 2004 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

Unforgettable, very well done depticition of decadent 1920s Hollywood. Raquel Welch is superb as the desperate, sweet mistress of a deeply disturbed overweight and washed up comic named Jolly Grimm, ably played by James Coco. To resuscitate his career, Jolly throws a party that ends in tragedy. Very loosley based on Fatty Arbuckles story, this unforgettable and devastating film features fine support from Perry King as a Valentiniesque actor, and especailly from Miss Tiffany Bolling, as a lovely but unhappy film starlet. All in all, a class A effort that should have gotten a better recption at the time, but may well emerge as a cult classic. It is newly released on DVD , which should add to the fine film.


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