Lady In Red / Crazy Mama (Roger Corman's Cult Classics)
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Pamela Sue Martin stars in The Lady In Red as the infamous Lady in Red Polly Franklin, whose red dress serves as an identifying beacon for the FBIs murder of public enemy #1, John Dillinger (Robert Conrad). From sweatshop to dime-a-dance hall, from prison to house of prostitution, Pollys journey brings her even closer to the gang-run crime world of the 30s: until that fateful day she meets and falls in love with John Dillinger. Also starring Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher ( One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest) and Christopher Lloyd ( Back To The Future)
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So go back to yesteryear when they made cheap movies good!
The movie is a lot of fun, a good "road movie", and clearly Demme has talent and avoids many of the technical or stylistic "pitfalls" that are unfortunately common on 70's cinema (hand-held camera, zoom, etc).
Tha actors are well directed and the humour is kept on a restrained level, without over-the-top performances or situations that would be easy to do in a movie of this type.
What intrigues me is the format issue. The DVD is not widescreen, and a viewer said it was "pan-and-scan". But the fact is the copy I saw yesterday was not widescreen either, and visually it didn't look "pan-adn-scan"! And on IMDB, there is no mention to the picture's original format, but the DVD is referred to as "pan-and-scan".
Will anyone help me on this?
This "Directors Cut" of Crazy Mama is a lot of fun because it also includes a feature length audio commentary by its director Jonathan Demme and the produscer Roger Corman.
Follow 3 generations of womwn and the men they pick up. It's general mayhem as their crime spree races from California to Arkansas.
CLASSIC 50's HITS SOUND TRACK - Set in 1950's rural America, with a great Rock n Roll sound track, it's a hillarious romp starring Cloris Leachman and Ann Sothern as the Crazy Mamas of the title.....who form a gang of regular, ordinary people who rob gas stations, super markets and eventually banks....the eldest member being an 82 year old grannie.
This movie is a lot of fun!
Cloris Leachman, an Academy award winner for The Last Picture Show, plays Melba Stokes, who along with her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern, the Maise films), are the leaders of a clan, who have decided to leave California, and return to their family home in Arkansas. Also along is Melba's pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl, Matlock), and her surfer boyfriend Shawn (Donny Most, Happy Days). While in Las Vegas, Melba gets hitched to Jim Bob (Stuart Whitman, Sands of the Kalahari), and Cheryl picks up motorcycle riding drifter Snake (Leachman's son, Bryan Englund). The trip back to Arkansas becomes an increasingly eventful adventure, as the group's criminal activities, draws the attention of law enforcement, culminating in a most violent crashing of a wedding.
Something of a road comedy with rural trash elements, Crazy Mama doesn't aim very high, as Melba turns to crime, in an attempt to find a better life for her family.Read more ›
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These disparate genre films have little in common other than that they were early offerings by Jonathan Demme and John Sayles while they toiled for schlockmeister Roger Corman. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David E.Baldwin
Good buy, good shipping...now...if you are a die hard fan of Conrad...you will be disapointed...he comes in late in the movie, has a couple of minutes of acting...and then dies!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by marlita
Can't be unpartial about crazy mama cause I scored the movie & played drums. Still pretty funny though.Published 7 months ago by Jack Buck
dvd is pack ver well. the view is excellent quality and great sound. I wouldn't to buy from seller again thank you very much two classic movies from roger cormanPublished 12 months ago by elvis whatley jr
When opening box noticed crack down middle ..not happy at allPublished 15 months ago by HENRY PLUMER