Curiosity caused me to seek this one out; believe it or not, it's available on DVD from Code Red. I've seen many bad movies from the 70s, but this one is in a league all by itself. The source of this "curio" was an incomplete (unfinished? abandoned? whatever it was) western called APPLETIME, and it was shoehorned into an absolutely crazy vehicle starring burlesque performer Fanne Foxe. Apparently this was made to cash in on her notoriety after the infamous Tidal Basin incident with Wilbur Mills, then-chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives. The poster went so far as to having "She had the WAYS, he had the MEANS" as a tag line, but I digress. Anyway this was an attempt to create a "complete" movie by taking APPLETIME and incorporating a "guardian angel" plot. In this case the Angel Gabriel plays a french horn (?) and comes to Earth as former cavalryman Appletime's guardian angel (in the form of Appletime's wisecracking horse!). Fanne (credited as herself) is an apprentice angel, who provides a bit of slapstick, singing (!) and tries to impart her wisdom on Appletime, while she's not doing the bump and grind for "Deity" Rod Roddy (yes, THAT Rod Roddy from The Price is Right... you won't be able to unsee him in a red toga). "Heaven" in this case is a plain blue backdrop with an occasional billow of dry ice... they really spared no expense with this production! Add the lamest "special effects" imaginable and it's no wonder this turkey barely hit the theaters (according to some sources it closed almost immediately when it premiered in DC). Pick up the Code Red DVD and amaze your friends... hopefully you'll still be friends after watching!
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