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This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows ... See full summary »


Russ Meyer


Russ Meyer (screenplay) (as B. Callum), Russ Meyer (original story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Raven De La Croix ... Margo
Robert McLane Robert McLane ... Paul / Husband
Janet Wood ... Alice / wife
Candy Samples ... The Headsperson (as Mary Gavin)
Su Ling Su Ling ... Limehouse
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ... The Ethopian Chef
Linda Sue Ragsdale Linda Sue Ragsdale ... Gwendolyn
Harry Harry ... The Nimrod / Carnivorous Fish
Edward Schaaf Edward Schaaf ... Adolph
Monty Bane ... Homer / policeman (as Monte Bane)
Marianne Marks ... Chesty Young Thing
Larry Dean ... Leonard / rapist
Bob Schott ... Rafe / man with axe
Foxy Lae Foxy Lae ... Pocohontas
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ... The Commissioner


This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows or cares, as they're too busy being distracted by busty Margo Winchester, who hitch-hikes into# town and gets involved with all the local men. It all ends with a series of complicated plot twists that reveal that just about everyone is really someone else. And if it gets too confusing, Russ Meyer helpfully arranges for a one- woman nude Greek chorus to pop up at intervals to explain what's going on. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Kitten Natividad's first film role. See more »


[Joining Homer under the shower just after he had sex with Pocahontas]
Margo Winchester: Ooh, it's all red. Looks like you've been fucking an Indian.
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Alternate Versions

When submitted for a rating from the BBFC in 1980, the movie was cut for an "X" rating. When submitted for a rating in 1998 by Allied Troma the movie (presumably the uncut version) had 1m 39s cut in order to receive an "18" rating. The video cuts apply to a rape scene on a river bank and the latter bar rape scene. The 1999 video from Polygram also features these cuts. As of 2005, all previous cuts were waived and the Arrow Film video/DVD is uncut. See more »


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Silly Dark Humor
24 September 1999 | by SardonySee all my reviews

My personal favorite of Russ Meyer's films. The script, by Roger Ebert (!), is loaded with brilliant sexual dark humor. For example, the opening sequence finds an aging Adolph Hitler lookalike being whipped by a stud in a Pilgrim outfit; meanwhile, "Hitler" is tortured (erotically) by a variety of buxom ethnic babes ("Ah! Limehouse!"). Later, the Pilgrim really gives to Adolph what the rest of the world always wanted to give him - and sticks it to him good! And the ending wraps up a murder mystery by rising to outrageous absurdity. Along the way, our Greek Chorus narrator (Kitten Natividad) keeps us UP to date on the proceedings. Beautifully photographed (Meyer's best acheivement, I think). See what I call "The Indian Flip," and learn something new to do with a light socket. An absolute must for - as someone said - you know who you are...

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7 December 1983 (France) See more »

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