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Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary
You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

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F.X. Feeney F.X. Feeney ... Himself
Maila Nurmi ... Herself
Michael Copner Michael Copner ... Himself
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Himself
James H. Nicholson James H. Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Miller ... Himself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Himself (as Joseph P. McBride)
David F. Friedman David F. Friedman ... Himself
Michael J. Bowen Michael J. Bowen ... Himself (as Michael Bowen)
Doris Wishman Doris Wishman ... Herself
Harry H. Novak Harry H. Novak ... Himself (as Harry Novak)
Kroger Babb Kroger Babb ... Himself (archive footage)
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself (archive footage)
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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS went toe to toe with the big guys and came out on top! "SCHLOCK! THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICAN MOVIES" takes you behind the scenes with the legendary EXPLOITATION and SEXPLOITATION filmmakers of those golden "DRIVE-IN" MOVIE days.  It's sexy!  It's strange!  And every word is true! Written by Ray Greene (director of the film)

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Also Known As:

La historia secreta del cine estadounidense See more »

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The cover illustration used for Schlock! was influenced by Agony of Love (1966). See more »

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References You Can't Have Everything (1937) See more »

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Arranged and Produced by Johnny English
Words and Music by Ray Greene
Greene/Protagonist Productions
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Informative and Strange!
27 June 2004 | by shepardjessicaSee all my reviews

This documentary is loaded with fascinating clips and interviews with people involved with exploitation films of the 50's and 60's. Such people as Roger Corman, Doris Wishman, Harry Novack and others give insight into the making of horror, sex, and other low-budget movies that makes one wish that era was still around.

It's great to see a clip of the beautifully strange Pat Barrington in The Agony of Love (an interesting film you should check out). Someone should make a film of Ms. Barrington's life. Vampira even pops up here! I recommend this highly and have seen many of the films mentioned. Drive-in movies had a special quality of their own and it's a shame there are so few left in America.


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