Unjustly pigeonholed as just "one of those Ed Wood scripts", FOR LOVE AND MONEY is actually a terrific skin-flick, delivering the goods in spades. It would be filed in the "Big Boobs" section of today's virtual videostore.
From a Wood story, James Rogers' creaky screenplay deals episodically with industrial espionage and now-primitive methods of aural and visual surveillance. The grilling of a suspect by a way-elderly FBI type lieutenant with a penchant for straying from the subject is so tedious one can well imagine many a trip to the concession stand between the girls' scenes.
Casting sets FLAM apart: first sex flashback stars Michelle Angelo, in perhaps the best feature film showcase for the legendary '60s stag loop star. (She's still active today, personally selling her old, and some new, videos from her own website.) Her perfect breasts and outsize dark nipples are given a showcase and very well photographed.
All four of the models are terrific, with Michi Tani suitably exotic, ring leader of the "baddies" Janice Kelly quite alluring, and a real find in unknown Norma Mimosa, who is object of attention in a classic LSD-trip body painting segment. Mimosa suggests the 1967 version of recent heartthrob Ryli Morgan, with a girl-next-door visage and perfect nipple cones. With these ultra-busty actresses the fans got more than their money's worth.
Debut for briefly prolific softcore director Don Davis (his career ended with the coming of hardcore features) is technically well-made, only suffering from the weak structure and talky "interview" longueurs. It is buried as an anonymous DVD-R in the Something Weird catalog, but definitely worth a peek.
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