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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 Humanity-Hatin' Cesspool of Sleaze, 3 May 2005
Author: malthursday from Florida

"Common Law Wife," a made-in-Texas drive-in quickie directed by exploitation maestro Larry Buchanan ("Mars Needs Women," etc.) has it all: inept cinematography, bad acting, dubbing that's reminiscent of a Sir Run Run Shaw production, and, best of all, twisted, hate-filled characters like lusty old Uncle Shug, who wants to get rid of his aging common law wife, a shrieking harridan played by Anne McAdams (who would go on to have a lengthy career), so he can shack up with his niece, Jonelle, who wants to get rid of HIM -- permanent-like! Jonelle (stripper name: Baby Doll) has been takin' it all off in New Orleans, and damn if they didn't cast a real stripper in the part!

No nudity here, just your garden variety sleaze and down-home depravity. They don't make 'em like this any more, which is either a good thing or a bad thing...

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