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Common Law Wife -- Although the competition is keen, this is probably our favorite exploitation film (SHANTY TRAMP is right up there, too). See it to believe it. A brick-house sex kitten (Kelly) makes the move on everyone from young studs to old men (she seems to really enjoy doing it, too).


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You don't have to say "I do" to be married...
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  (in credits order)
Annabelle Weenick ... Linda (as Anne MacAdams)
Lacey Kelly ... Baby Doll
Bert Masters
Libby Hall ... Brenda (as Libby Booth)
Norman Smith
Dale Berry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max W. Anderson (as Max Anderson)
George Edgley ... Shugfoot Rainey (as George Edgely)

Directed by
Eric Sayers 
Larry Buchanan (uncredited)
Writing credits
Grace Nolan (writer)

Produced by
Fred A. Kadane .... producer
M.A. Ripps .... executive producer


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Also Known As:
"Swamp Rose" - USA (alternative title)
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81 min
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The film combines footage from an unreleased film entitled "Swamp Rose" made in 1960 by Larry Buchanan with later footage filmed by Eric Sayers. Buchanan's footage was in color but the final film was released in black & white.See more »


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A Delectable Piece Of Trash, 26 April 2011
Author: Joseph Brando from NJ, USA

Originally shot as Swamp Rose a few years earlier, then chopped up and added to new film shot by a different director and even featuring 2 different actresses playing one character - somehow strange forces intervened and created this booze-soaked trashfest of enjoyability. Baby Doll is coming to town to stay with and "take care of" her Uncle Shug, but unfortunately he's having a problem getting rid of his common-law wife who refuses to leave (played by the ever overacting, always entertaining cult star Annabelle Weenick). Baby Doll is played by 2 different actresses, but I didn't notice until after I read it - and is a beautiful atrocious monster who you just can't take your eyes off of. Trashy fun with a great ending.

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