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The Wild Party (1975)

R | | Drama, Comedy | March 1975 (USA)
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

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Cast

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Jolly Grimm
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Queenie
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Dale Sword
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Kate
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Tex
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James Morrison
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Nadine (as Annette Ferra)
Eddie Lawrence ...
Kreutzer (as Eddie Laurence)
Bobo Lewis ...
Wilma
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Jackie
Dena Dietrich ...
Mrs. Murchison
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Mr. Murchison (as Regis J. Cordic)
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Madeline True (as Jennifer Lee)
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Bertha (as Marya Small)
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Tailor
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Storyline

An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend. Written by <bruce.bozarth@worldnet.att.net>

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Hollywood in the '20s...Gin, Sin and a Night they're still whispering about! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fiesta salvaje  »

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| (director's cut) | (video) | (DVD) (director's cut) | (DVD)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part played by James Coco is partly inspired by the silent-film star Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle who had been accused of raping and accidentally killing bit player Virginia Rappe during a party he threw on Labor Day weekend of 1921. Coco's role was inspired by Arbuckle's work. But the movie had nothing to do with the Arbuckle/Rappe case. See more »

Quotes

Queenie: I remember this one photo I took, in a dress with clusters of lemons on the skirt and this great big feather hat. I must have sent that photo to every director and producer in this town. I waited by the phone for days. Nothing ever happened.
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Soundtracks

Singapore Sally
Written by Walter Marks
Performed by Raquel Welch, Tiffany Bolling, Dom DeLuise, Tom Hulce, Bea Arthur and Chorus Line
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If you like the poem, don't bother
24 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Raquel Welch is heavenly but her acting abilities sadly don't match up to the exquisite quality of her legs. To be honest I didn't finish this film. The Fatty Arbunkle-inspired main character was extremely unpleasant, angry and bitter and violent, and I just couldn't stand the thought of spending another hour watching him. Might have been able to endure him had the actor playing the part had a little ability and/or charisma. If you're like me and thinking about viewing the film after reading the wonderful source poem, don't bother. The original work is so visual, so tightly strung, it's hard to imagine how they might screw up a film adaptation, but they managed to do it. It seems Merchant/Ivory made several steamy piles before they finally found their style ("Savages" is equally awful).


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