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There's Always Vanilla -- A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman whom he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support.

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11 February 1972 (USA) See more »
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Every woman knows why the wrong man is irresistible!
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A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman whom he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Raymond Laine ... Chris Bradley (as Ray Laine)
Judith Ridley ... Lynn Harris (as Judith Streiner)
Johanna Lawrence ... Terri Terrific
Richard Ricci ... Michael Dorian
Roger McGovern ... Mr. Bradley
Ron Jaye ... Fox
Bob Wilson ... TV Network Executive
Louise Sahene ... Samantha
Christopher Priore ... Mr. Manspeaker
Robert Trow ... Ralph
Bryson Randolph
Val Stanley ... TV rug commercial director
Vincent D. Survinski ... Delivery man (as Vincent Survinski)
Eleanor Schirra ... Mrs. Harris
S. William Hinzman ... Drunk guy in bar (as Bill Hinzman)
Mike Marracino
Lee Hartman ... TV Reporter
Thomas Ashwell
George Kosana
Bob Stevens
Dorrit Chase ... Mrs. Bradley
Helen Tumpson ... Actress in TV beer commercial
Donald Neeld
Al Croft
Roger Ray
Ken Peters
Elsie Doughty ... Herself
Richard France ... Broadway producer on TV
Nat Carter
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George A. Romero ... Beer Comercial Director (voice)
Lane Carroll ... Actress in rug TV commercial (uncredited)
Jack Dutch ... Crewperson (uncredited)
John A. Russo ... Music producer (uncredited)
Russell Streiner ... TV beer commercial director (uncredited)
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Directed by
George A. Romero 
 
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Rudy Ricci  (as Rudolph J. Ricci)

Produced by
John A. Russo .... producer
Russell Streiner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Drake 
Steve Gorn 
Mike Marracino 
 
Cinematography by
George A. Romero 
 
Film Editing by
George A. Romero 
 
Production Design by
Vincent D. Survinski  (as Vincent Survinski)
 
Costume Design by
Carol Muldoon 
 
Makeup Department
Luigi Caesar Caruso .... hair stylist
Bonnie Priore .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Gary Streiner .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlyle Belland .... grip
S. William Hinzman .... grip (as William Hinzman)
Paul McCollough .... assistant camera
Greg Treleaven .... grip
 

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This is 'George A. Romero''s second film, and according to him, his worst. He stated that the writer was "very lazy" and showed little interest in the production, leaving halfway through the shooting.See more »
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Mr. Bradley:Why don't you let me send you back to school Chris? At least I would be doing something good with my money.
Chris Bradley:No thanks Dad, I don't want to hold back my education.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not As Good As Night but..., 11 August 2006
Author: jed-estes from United States Kentucky Hancock

This film is not as good as not of the living dead but it still has it's merit if not just for the fact that George A. Romero directed this. It is his least favorite film, I don't know why that award should go to Two Evil Eyes. This film has spots where it is heard to understand what is going on but with the narration that Romero wisely added as a wrap around the film comes together and tells a fine story about a misguided man trying to make it in the early 1970's. He has to decide what is important live a life of excess or grow up and become a man for his family. I think the film does a great job of showing his journey and what this man needs to do. For a none horror effort this is superb Romero here. Not for the casual viewer but for the fans.

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