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Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.


B.W. Sandefur (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Leslie Uggams ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
Shelley Winters ... Bertha
Michael Christian ... Eddie Collins
Ted Cassidy ... Keno
Dub Taylor ... Justice of the Peace Floyd
Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Orville
Lou Joffred Lou Joffred ... Odell
Red Lawson Red Lawson ... The Salesman
Sherif Smith Sherif Smith ... The Deputy


A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

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Bertha's Oasis was really Charlie Williams' Pinecrest Lodge in Athens, Georgia. See more »


Orville: Did he bite you on the titties?
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Alternate Versions

Depending on what title you buy the movie under (Redneck County Rape, Poor Pretty Eddie, Heartbreak Motel, etc.), you'll get a different movie, using the same actors, sets, and plot outline. Poor Pretty Eddie and Black Vengeance, for example, are both ultra-violent and sexual with less dialogue than Heartbreak Motel, which is a filmed play. "Motel" also gives backstory for several of the characters whose existence is relatively unexplained in "Eddie," most notably featuring a scene where Bertha gives a monologue about how Keno got his scars. Also, Heartbreak Motel features none of the sex or violence so prevalent in "Eddie", and the two films have completely different endings. See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »


The Star-Spangled Banner
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key'
Music by John Stafford Smith
Sung by Leslie Uggams
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A masterpiece of oddball fantasy
17 September 2002 | by nuportSee all my reviews

This great but weird film is certainly among my favorites .Its probably not for all tastes ,but a superb film I think.Y'know its like that car wreck you can't take your eyes off it.The acting by all incredibly good !And the direction excellent. What makes this film so much better than a hundred exploitation films like it ? The detail in each scene is fascinating !I've often wondered what creating this film must have taken on the cast and crew etc. Its a real shame this piece of artistic fantasy remains obscure and forgotten .Maybe the powers that be want it that way ,no doubt.Fortunately I obtained the videotape many years ago. If you can find this ,grab a rare 70's cult classic (dare I say?).You won't believe your eyes .

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Release Date:

16 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redneck County See more »

Filming Locations:

North High Shoals, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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