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Mudhoney (1965)

TV-MA | | Drama | 1965 (France)
It's 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition. Calif, a stranger with a past walks into Spooner, Missouri on his way from Michigan to California. He hires on with Lute Wade to ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Meyer

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Raymond Friday Locke (screenplay), Billy Sprague (screenplay) (as W.E. Sprague) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Hopper Hal Hopper ... Sidney Brenshaw
Antoinette Cristiani ... Hannah Brenshaw
John Furlong John Furlong ... Calif McKinney
Rena Horten Rena Horten ... Eula
Princess Livingston ... Maggie Marie
Lorna Maitland ... Clara Belle
Sam Hanna Sam Hanna ... Injoys
Stuart Lancaster ... Lute Wade (as Stu Lancaster)
Nick Wolcuff Nick Wolcuff ... Sheriff Abel
Frank Bolger Frank Bolger ... Brother Hansen
Lee Ballard Lee Ballard ... Sister Hansen
Michael Finn Michael Finn ... Thurmond Pate (as Mickey Foxx)
Fred Owens Fred Owens ... Milton (as F. Rufus Owens)
Wilfred Kues Wilfred Kues ... Lynch mob (as W. Kues)
Charles Felix Charles Felix
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Storyline

It's 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition. Calif, a stranger with a past walks into Spooner, Missouri on his way from Michigan to California. He hires on with Lute Wade to earn some travelling money, but gets entangled in a bad family situation: Lute's daughter is married to Sidney, a good-for-nothing drunk that frequents the rural equivalent of a whorehouse and beats his wife and is just waiting for Lute to kick the bucket to get his money. When Sidney and a local wacko preacher begin orchestrating a smear campaign against Calif, he finds it difficult to conceal his past and his growing affection for Sidney's wife. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

...leaves a taste of evil!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mudhoney... Leaves a Taste of Evil! See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Eve Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

The rock group Mudhoney took their name from this film. They arguably kick started the grunge genre and were a massive influence on Nirvana. Kurt Cobain used to wear their T-shirts on stage. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Marie: Don't pay her no mind, young fella. Eula, that's the child's name. She can't talk. Can't hear, neither. They do say she makes some right pretty sounds once you get to know her.
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Closing quote: "One man's evil can become the curse of all." --Publilius Syrus See more »

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Surpringsly Sly B/W Coolness!
12 September 2005 | by shepardjessica-1See all my reviews

For some reason, I expected more crass (and I've seen Russ Meyer films from the late 60s and early 7s) and exploitive (although they are in docu-creepy realistic funny way) rendition of a story like this. I couldn't have been more mistaken. Perfectly cast - Hal Hopper (the ultimate sleaze-bag in a worn linen suit, babes galore - Lorna Maitland and her beautiful mute sister (can't remember her name) who was mute (and has no lines)...the "crazy" and hilarious mother of the these two "Lil Abner" rejects who makes moonshine ..on the side - whose name is Princess something (in real life)...Anyway, I'm making it sound complicated and it's not and it's not "dirty" (even for then). It's funny, serious (darkly later), kind of sexy, great b/w cinematography and the ending is on the plains.

I never thought this film would be good. Meyer's best film (that I've seen - which is about half his output). Well-done.


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