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The Wild Party (1975)

R | | Drama, Comedy | March 1975 (USA)
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

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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
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Nadine (as Annette Ferra)
Eddie Lawrence ...
Kreutzer (as Eddie Laurence)
Bobo Lewis ...
Wilma
Don De Natale ...
Jackie
Dena Dietrich ...
Mrs. Murchison
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Mr. Murchison (as Regis J. Cordic)
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Madeline True (as Jennifer Lee)
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Bertha (as Marya Small)
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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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Hollywood in the '20s...Gin, Sin and a Night they're still whispering about! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fiesta salvaje  »

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| (director's cut) | (video) | (DVD) (director's cut) | (DVD)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), and The World's Greatest Lover (1977). See more »

Quotes

Jolly Grimm: [about Queenie] I want to give her something... some kind of feeling of security. I don't know... that's what most girls want, isn't it?
Tex: She asked for that?
Jolly Grimm: Nah. You know her. She's too proud.
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Connections

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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