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French Quarter (1978)

Chronicles the life of a young New Orleans prostitute and her co-workers.


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Credited cast:
Virginia Mayo ... Countess Willie Piazza / Ida
Bruce Davison ... Kid Ross / Inspector Sordik
Alisha Fontaine ... Gertrude 'Trudy' Dix / Christine Delaplane
Ann Michelle ... Coke-Eyed Laura / Policewoman in French Hotel
Lindsay Bloom ... Big Butt Annie / Policewoman in Bar
Vernel Bagneris ... Jelly Roll / Policeman
Stocker Fontelieu Stocker Fontelieu ... Dr. Miles / Old Man
Becky Allen Becky Allen ... Bricktop
Anna Filamento Anna Filamento ... Mme. Papaloos / Mme. Beaudine
William Sims William Sims ... Aaron Harris / Pimp
Laura Misch Owens Laura Misch Owens ... Ice Box Josie / Girl on Bus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronald Bolden Ronald Bolden ... Satchelmouth / Shoeshine Boy
Susan Clark Susan Clark ... Bag Stealer / Sue
Dino Head Dino Head ... Lady Lil / Stripper in Red
Don Hood ... Detective / Policeman


Chronicles the life of a young New Orleans prostitute and her co-workers.

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Release Date:

1 March 1979 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Francuska enklawa See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Alisha Fontaine receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


Christine Delaplane: [after her maiden on-stage performance, to audience] Well, I hope you all liked it.
[applause comes slowly]
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Crazy Credits

Ends with the narrator telling us "you all drive home safely, you hear?" See more »

Alternate Versions

The video distributed by Monarch Home Video is heavily edited with approximately 26 minutes of footage removed. All the scenes with sex and nudity have been removed despite the video still retaining the original R-rating. The much rarer video distributed by VCI Home video has all these scenes intact. See more »

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A happy rediscovery!
5 February 2005 | by bbhlthphSee all my reviews

I recently had the opportunity to acquire an old tape copy of this film. I did not remember much about it as almost 20 years must have passed since I saw it; but, although I clearly recollected it as a low budget production, I also remembered it as one of the better films based on the concept of reincarnation, which provided a heady mix of the atmosphere of old New Orleans, Voodoism and Creole culture, together with quite a spicy and interesting story line. In addition I particularly remembered the sound track - something I seldom do as I am a predominantly visual person - which featured some excellent jazz music in keeping with the locale. I was therefore happy to accept this chance, and was not disappointed when I watched the film again after all these years. Certainly I became aware of many faults which I may not have even noticed when I first saw it, but on balance I felt it made much more rewarding viewing than many of the comparable dramas released today. I did not expect too much as I believe this was originally regarded as a B movie, predominantly intended for midnight showings in regular cinemas or perhaps for showing at drive-in theatres. However, for the ultimate test of how I rated this film, I can report that I certainly intend to convert my tape to a VCD disk where some of the inevitable video noise on my very old and rather battered tape can be filtered out. I can also say that, should this film be chosen for digital remastering and release as a DVD, I will certainly be in the market to purchase a copy. When a chance arises I would recommend any lovers of period pieces to watch this film.

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