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Black Starlet (1974)

R | | Drama | December 1974 (USA)
Girl leaves Gary, Indiana, to become a star in Hollywood.

Director:

Chris Munger

Writers:

Daniel Cady (story), Howard Ostroff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juanita Brown ... Clara / Carla Brown
Eric Mason Eric Mason ... Brisco
Rockne Tarkington ... Ben
Damu King Damu King ... Skully
Diane Holden Diane Holden ... Joyce
Noah Keen ... Phil
Al Lewis ... Sam
James Brodhead James Brodhead ... Simon Lewis (as James Broadhead)
Peter Dane Peter Dane ... Les
Don Carrara Don Carrara ... Writer at First Party
Nicholas Worth ... Motorcycle Cop
Rai Tasco Rai Tasco ... Director on Movie Set
Marland Proctor ... Steve the Writer
Joe Billings Joe Billings ... Mel
Crane Jackson ... Bar Owner
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Girl leaves Gary, Indiana, to become a star in Hollywood.

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She had what it took to be a star... plus talent.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Gauntlet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Want a prime example of a "B" movie? This is it!
21 February 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

Can you believe that a deadbeat company called Bingo marketed this rare blaxploiter as an "action" film, and gave a dreadful sounding re-title called BLACK GAUNTLET? Wherever you can find it, don't set your expectations too high. It isn't a movie about damsels in distress, it's about a lady who struggles hard and helpless up the ladder to press garments and become a Hollywood success story in making filthy films. Our "starlet" knocks the movie producer dead by reciting a seductive line from the script, and upsettingly ditches him for good. This wouldn't be such a drag if this weren't about a chick taking her clothes off down to the undies, or a bunch of topless gals who would love to see you stare. I can stand the lady wanting to be a serious movie star, but enough sex and nudity steals the show. Rare movies are worth a look, but only if you can withstand the faulty packaging companies make to lure customers into their trap full of false promises. Noteworthy in a list of "where are they now?" directors is Chris Munger, known for the creepy-crawly classic chiller KISS OF THE TARANTULA.


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