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Racket Girls (1951)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama
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A money launderer uses women's wrestling as a front for his illegal activities, but earns the enmity of a powerful mobster.

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Robert C. Dertano (as Robert C. Derteno)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peaches Page Peaches Page ... 'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Umberto Scalli
Clara Mortensen Clara Mortensen ... Clara Mortensen - World Champion
Rita Martínez Rita Martínez ... Rita Martinez - Champion of Mexico
Muriel Gardner Muriel Gardner ... Ruby McKenzie
Don Ferrara Don Ferrara ... Joe the Jockey
Matt Douglas Matt Douglas ... Ronnie - A Mobster
Paul Merton Paul Merton ... Monk - The Bookkeeper
Bruce Spencer Bruce Spencer ... Eddie - A Gangster
Tony Zarro Tony Zarro ... Lefty - A Mobster
Mary Jean Walker Mary Jean Walker ... Jackie - A Bookie
William Lamont William Lamont ... Senate Investigator
Phil Bernard Phil Bernard ... Mr. Big - The Gang Leader
Jimmy Lennon Sr. Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Jimmy Lennon
Phil Solomon Phil Solomon ... Phil Solomon - Wrestling Referee
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Storyline

Scalli is a gangster who manages women wrestlers as a front for his bookmaking, drug, and prostitution rackets. He trusts the wrong people and ends up trying to run away from both the police and mysterious mob boss Mr. Big, to whom he owes $35,000. This film features real-life wrestlers Peaches Page, Clara Mortensen (world champion wrestler), and Rita Martinez (champion of Mexico). Written by Vance Kochenderfer <vkochend@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Battling Beauties! Action Packed! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Pin-Down Girl See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American". See more »

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When Scalia chastises Joe the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the gym wall. See more »

Quotes

Joe the Jockey: And don't forget about me. I'm Joe.
Peaches Page: Hi, Joe. You're cute.
Joe the Jockey: I get it - anything that is small is cute. Well, that's me.
Peaches Page: Don't you know? Good things come in small packages.
Joe the Jockey: [openly staring at Peaches' breasts] Not to my way of thinking.
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Wrestling and Sex Don't Mix
3 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Racket Girls (1951)

* (out of 4)

Produced under the personal supervision of George Weiss, this exploitation film is certainly one of the worst ever made but it's also so weird that you can't help but slightly be entertained if you're a fan of bad movies. Peaches Page plays pretty much herself, a wrestler who goes to work for promoter Scalli (Timothy Farrell) but she doesn't realize that he's just a low thug. RACKET GIRLS, also known as PIN-DOWN GIRL and probably several other titles, is a bad film, there's certainly no question about that but I think bad movie fans will be intrigued by it. I think the most interesting thing is that the producer was obviously trying to pass this off as a sexploitation picture because a lot of the running time is devoted to the women wearing very little or very tight clothing. Mrs. Page has rather large breasts and quite often she's in a right outfit or being rubbed down. I'm sure this was meant to pull guys in because of the sexuality but when viewed today you really can't help but laugh. There are other scenes of various women working out, which are just as funny. The wrestling matches, including three very long ones, are incredibly boring and really kill the film. The performances, as you'd expect, are pretty bad but I must admit that I'm a major fan of Farrell who appeared in a few Ed Wood films. I've always loved him in these "C" movies and I thought he was fun here as well. Anyone expecting anything well-made or good are certainly going to be disappointed. But then again, I'm really not sure how many people would watch this and expect anything good.


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