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The Wild Party (1975)

R | | Drama, Comedy | March 1975 (USA)
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jolly Grimm
... Queenie
... Dale Sword
... Kate
... Tex
... James Morrison
... Nadine (as Annette Ferra)
Eddie Lawrence ... Kreutzer (as Eddie Laurence)
Bobo Lewis ... Wilma
... Jackie
Dena Dietrich ... Mrs. Murchison
... Mr. Murchison (as Regis J. Cordic)
... Madeline True (as Jennifer Lee)
... Bertha (as Marya Small)
... Tailor
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend. Written by <bruce.bozarth@worldnet.att.net>

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Raquel Welch sizzles in this scandal about one of the most famous comedians of the fabulous roaring twenties! [Video Australia] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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March 1975 (USA)  »

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Fiesta salvaje  »

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The part played by James Coco is partly inspired by the silent-film star Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle who had been accused of raping and accidentally killing bit player Virginia Rappe during a party he threw on Labor Day weekend of 1921. Coco's role was inspired by Arbuckle's work. But the movie had nothing to do with the Arbuckle/Rappe case. See more »

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Queenie: He was the first guy who was interested in what I thought. Which is more than you are, Mr. Morrison.
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Referenced in Valentino (1977) See more »

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Singapore Sally
Written by Walter Marks
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American International tries to do class
15 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The famous poem of the 1920s becomes an ambitious meeting of American International and Merchant-Ivory, who sink into a most un-Merchant-Ivory-like Hollywood orgy in this tale suggested by, but not actually dramatizing, the Fatty Arbuckle scandal that ruined his career. With a screenplay and songs by Broadway songwriter Walter Marks, it seems to lick its lips at all prospects for lasciviousness, reveling in the bare breasts and spent drunken bodies the morning after. The songs are OK, and James Coco's excellent, carefully indicating the conflicting warmth, selfishness, and desperation in Jolly Grimm. But Raquel Welch feels anachronistic, not convincingly of the Twenties, and her singing and dancing are at best proficient. It's a messy movie, the plot threads not really hanging together, and the trendy camera-work belongs to 1975 and 1975 only. Let's call it an interesting failure.


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