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Girl in Gold Boots (1968)

A young woman leaves her job as a waitress and travels to Los Angeles, where she strives to become the top star in the glamorous world of go-go dancing.

Director:

Ted V. Mikels

Writers:

Leighton J. Peatman (screenplay), Art Names (screenplay) (as Arthur A. Names) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Daniels Jody Daniels ... Finley 'Critter' Jones (as Jody Daniel)
Leslie McRay ... Michele Casey (as Leslie McRae)
Tom Pace ... Buz Nichols
Mark Herron Mark Herron ... Leo McCabe
Bara Byrnes ... Joanie Nichols
William Bagdad ... Marty
Victor Izay ... Mr. Casey
Harry Lovejoy Harry Lovejoy ... Harry Blatz
James Victor ... Joey
Rod Wilmoth Rod Wilmoth ... Officer
Chris Howard Chris Howard ... Chris
Mike Garrison Mike Garrison ... Station Attendant
Michael Derrick Michael Derrick ... Car Attendant
Sheila Roberts Sheila Roberts ... Store Clerk
Dennis Childs Dennis Childs ... Jail Inmate
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Storyline

A young girl, Michele, is persuaded by a disreputable agent-type to leave her job as a waitress and travel to Los Angeles to become a go-go dancer. There, she must compete with the established top star, Joan, and eventually ends up taking her place. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Desperate for thrills. . . Hungry to make it! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the bikers are chasing the main characters after pouring beer on their bikes, everything looks very blue. Though that can be achieved with light filters and gels, this particular scene was shot outdoors with indoor film, which is not color-balanced for sunlight, causing everything to look blue. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits number the back up dancers outfits constantly switch between silver bikinis, and yellow mini dresses and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Leo McCabe: Well, well, my educated janitor. You look half human with that beard gone.
Critter: Don't let *that* fool ya.
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

For You
Music and Lyrics by Chris Howard
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Bad, but not so bad as they say.
17 April 2002 | by dalton2See all my reviews

Listen to this: I have bought this movie on DVD. I saw this film on the third bottom position on the IMDb, and I thought: OK, I have to buy this trash and judge it by myself. I saw the original DVD at Amazon.com, and I just bought it.

My conclusions after watching this film 4 consecutive times is:

1) It's bad (this is not new, I guess).

2) There are lots of worse films, so this film shouldn't be at the bottom 100, of course. Take a look at Cantando a la vida (1968), for example. It's at least as bad as TGIGB.

3) The 'huge' continuity error in which one guy is supposed to be teleported into the scene simply doesn't appear. There is one scene where he comes along and sits with a beer in his hand, so there is no continuity error at all. In fact, I haven't seen many continuity errors in the whole movie. Please tell me where they are, to look closer at them.

4) The music isn't so bad. Compare it with Manos' soundtrack, for example (Yes, I have bought the Manos DVD, too). I even like the main theme, it has a nice rythm, and the girls aren't Michael Jackson, but in any case you must think that this is a film made in the late sixties. People didn't dance like today. Take a look at Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Do you think that's dancing...? It's like saying that the Beatles didn't have any appeal because they didn't use synthesizers or electronic drums.

5) I have read in one of the comments that this film should be dedicated to the other girl, who really wears the gold boots. Well, I disagree. The title refers to the boots themselves. The girl who wears them is the main dancer. The rest of them wear silver boots. And, indeed, the EAT waitress finally puts the gold boots on towards the end of the film.

6) The fact that a film is shown in MST3k isn't a reason by itself to consider that film a pile of trash. I'm sure that many of the people who have written comments at the IMDb about TGITGB even haven't watched it, at least without Joel & the Bots.

7) I have no relation at all with this movie :-) It's just that I think it's not so bad as people say. I would have liked it to be much worse, so I wouldn't have spent my money on a DVD containing a film which isn't good nor absolutely horrible, either.

8) My rating: 3-4 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl in Gold Boots See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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