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How Much Loving Does a Normal Couple Need? (1967)

R | | Comedy | July 1967 (USA)
After stealing a fortune in unclaimed jewelry, ex-detective Barney Rickert arrives at a run-down dude ranch in Arizona to hide out. When the owner, Dewey Hoople, refuses to sell the land to... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writer:

Jackie Moran (as John E. Moran)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jackie Moran ... Dewey / Husband
Babette Bardot Babette Bardot ... Babette / Wife
Adele Rein Adele Rein ... Coral / daughter
Frank Bolger Frank Bolger ... Cracker (as Franklin Bolger)
Alaina Capri ... Sheila Ross
John Furlong John Furlong ... Dr. Martin Ross
Ken Swofford ... Barney Rickert / ex-detective
Andrew Hagara Andrew Hagara ... Laurence Talbot III
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Storyline

After stealing a fortune in unclaimed jewelry, ex-detective Barney Rickert arrives at a run-down dude ranch in Arizona to hide out. When the owner, Dewey Hoople, refuses to sell the land to Rickert, he proceeds to win over the female inhabitants by seducing them one by one which leads to one refusing his advances and a dangerous game played out in which Rickert ruthlessly sets out to get what he wants. Written by Anonymous

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How much loving does a normal couple need? See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Common-Law Cabin See more »

Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Ken Swofford had a recurring role as newspaper columnist Frank Flannigan in the 1975-76 NBC version of "Ellery Queen". In "The Adventure of the Sunday Punch", John Furlong appears as his photographer. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Coral is swimming and her pigtails are definitely wet, but when she puts here swimsuit top back on (and, in fact, is still standing in the water), all her hair is dry. After the short walk to the cabin, her father remarks that she's still wet, but she's quite dry. See more »

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Well, what do you expect?
7 October 2002 | by gonzo88888See all my reviews

If you're bothering to read this review, you're either a Russ Meyer fan or curious about his films.

Common Law Cabin, although a bit of an obscurity when compared to Faster Pussycat Kill Kill or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, is pretty typical, so if you're a fan, you won't be disappointed, & if you want to find out what Russ Meyer is all about, this has it all.

Oversexed chicks with big knockers, greedy white trash criminals, a simplistic B-grade story with dialogue to match, & narration that sounds like it was written for an historical epic, not a sleazy exploitation flick. Plus the obligatory misogyny, violence & disturbing hints at incestuous desires. Bad taste triumphing over, well, everything.

All in all, jolly good fun.


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