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Shanty Tramp (1967)

A sleazy evangelist makes a play for a small town's local tramp, but is shocked to learn that she prefers a local black kid over him. Furious, he stirs up the town against the couple.

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Eleanor Vaill ... Emily Stryker (as Lee Holland)
Otto Schlessinger ... Stryker, Emily's Father (as Kenneth Douglas)
Lewis Galen ... Daniel
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Lawrence Tobin ... Biker Savage
Ed Anderson
Chris Mitchell
Charles Deilhi
Milt Robbins
George Henry Smith
Warren Day
Robert Brenner
Jean Hanna ... Blonde Biker
Ben Burch
Kerry Reagan
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On a hot night in Dixie, the local shanty tramp heads out for adventure and leaves disaster in her wake. The lust she excites in the local men leads to fights, murders, lynch mobs, ruined reputations, and broken homes. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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The theme song was covered by the garage rock revivalist group The A-Bones on their album "Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers." See more »

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Shanty Tramp
Lyrics by Reuben Guberman
Music by Frank Linales
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Every supposed white trash cliché is presented here....
9 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Exploitative story of a day (mostly night) in the life of a shanty tramp, southern slang for prostitute. What does this movie have but every cliché you might imagine people think about when they use the phrase 'white trash'.

On this one hot summer night, there's prostitution, religious hypocrisy, misogyny, drunkenness, fistfights, bigotry, interracial sex, biker gangs, incest, lynching, moonshine, a car chase with explosive results, nudity, murder, and even an instance of walking out on the restaurant tab! There's more than can be listed.

All presented in stereotyped characterizations, but the lead female, Lee Holland, does an admirable job in her only film role ever, as does the fellow playing the lecherous preacher, a Paul Newman look-alike. Also nice is the fact that all scenery are actual locations, making for a realistic setting. Most likely someplace in Florida, as the accents are not too deep south, more typical for Florida, and the producer K Gordon Murray worked out of a facility in Coral Gables.

One of the more enjoyable exploitation trash films I've seen.


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