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...All the Marbles (1981)

Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Writer:

Mel Frohman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Harry Sears
Vicki Frederick ... Iris
Laurene Landon ... Molly
Burt Young ... Eddie Cisco
Tracy Reed ... Diane, Toledo Tiger
Ursaline Bryant Ursaline Bryant ... June, Toledo Tiger
Claudette Nevins ... Solly, Woman Promoter
Richard Jaeckel ... Bill Dudley (Reno referee)
John Hancock ... Big John' Stanley, TTs Promoter
Lenny Montana ... Jerome, Eddie's Bodyguard
Charlie Dell ... Merle LeFevre, Open-air Fair Promoter
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Himself - TV Reporter
Cliff Emmich ... Obese Promoter
Clyde Kusatsu ... Clyde Yamashito, Japanese Promoter
Joe Greene Joe Greene ... Himself - Football Player
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Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem osecondary to him (particularly when Harry accepts an engagement involving mud wrestling!) but then a chance at the big ring match beckons, in Reno, Nevada Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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With two girls like these, how can you lose? [Australia Theatrical] [Title as The California Dolls] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...And All the Marbles See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of initial release, in the US, the film was considered a box office flop, but did reasonably well abroad. The film was originally planned as being the first part of a 2-picture story, with the sequel to be predominantly centred - and shot - in Japan, but due to the death of Robert Aldrich, this never happened. See more »

Goofs

After the initial match, when Harry and the girls are leaving the Akron Arena, the strap on Molly's duffle bag switches positions from over her shoulder to her front then back to over her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Harry Sears: I had a thought - an idea for you girls. It's not fully realized, but it could be sensational.
Iris: We are not getting tattooed, Harry.
Harry Sears: Nah, I'm cold on that. I got a better one - You dye your hair.
Molly: So what else is new?
Harry Sears: Not just the hair on your head. I'm talking about your eyebrows, when you raise your arm - you know, under there - the fuzz over here... And it doesn't have to be vulgar!
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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Underappreciated Gem
13 August 1999 | by Jimbo-96See all my reviews

This film will be dismissed by most viewers much like I dismiss hip hop music. With the recent revival of pro wrestling, it is a shame that this film stays buried in the MGM/UA film library. All the Marbles, is the story of the California Dolls, 2 very attractive lady wrestlers seeking wrestling work and fame in seedy blue collar cities and towns of Mid America. Their manager is Peter Falk. They hope to leverage their good looks and athletic talents into the major league of pro wrestling. This film had a first rate director, capable cast, and was well written. It was a shame that it failed at the box office. While lady wrestling is not currently mainstream, things are changing, women can be stronger and better trained and more and more people are watching wrestling. Weekly pro wrestling attracts more TV viewers than weekly baseball. Hey MGM, how 'bout putting All the Marbles back on TV.


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