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...All the Marbles (1981)

Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (... See full summary »

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Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (particularly when Harry accepts an engagement involving mud wrestling!) but then the big grudge match beckons. 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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16 October 1981 (USA)  »

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...And All the Marbles  »

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The picture's American title was changed from "All The Marbles" to "The California Dolls" for release in foreign markets because the phrase "All The Marbles" is an American idiom and not well known outside of the USA. See more »

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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 »

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Harry Sears: [talking to Iris and Molly] What we *really* need now are some bucks for publicity. Unfortunately, in the words of Toulouse Lautrec, "I'm a little short."
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Underappreciated Gem
13 August 1999 | by See 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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