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(1963) Lucy Kelly, Annabelle Lee, George Edgely, Max Anderson. Although the competition is keen, this is probably our favorite exploitation film (SHANTY TRAMP is right up there, too). See it to believe it. A brick-house sex kitten (Kelly) makes the move on everyone from young studs to old men (she seems to really enjoy doing it, too). In particular, she has her eye on elderly Uncle Shug, who showers her with money in return for companionship and "favors." There's just one hitch, when she moves in, Uncle Shug kicks out his long-time common law wife. The fur really flies after that. An amazing cheapie that ranges from unintentional hilarity to dramatic intensity rarely found in films of this nature. The climax is brutally shocking and will rivet you to your seat. We're not kidding, either...whew! This film has that certain sleazy, gritty, black and white quality that's found in many other early '60s low budget schlockers. Grab a sixpack, this is a really great party film. Not a classic in the "classic" sense of the word, but a classic never-the-less. We highly, highly recommend this obscure exploitation gem. It would probably be rated "R." From 35mm.

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  • Directors: Sinister Cinema
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Sinister Cinema
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002P3LPTA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,721 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Surfink on July 26, 2003
Format: DVD
This terrific Something Weird DVD pairs the legendary exploitation classic Common Law Wife with the curious backwoods soaper/nudie-cutie Jennie: Wife/Child. Common Law Wife originated as Swamp Rose, a pastoral study of a "girl of the swamps" shot in 16mm color by low-budget Texas auteur Larry Buchanan (Naked Witch, Mars Needs Women, etc.) Exploitation entrepreneur Michael A. Ripps (Bayou/Poor White Trash, Macumba Love) edited some of Buchanan's film into newly-shot footage, creating a lurid, outrageous, hard-as-nails B&W exploitation gem. Nasty old Shugfoot Rainey throws darts William Tell-style at live-in companion Linda (Annabelle Weenick), informing her she's too old ("How much do you want to get out?") and that he's sent for his obnoxious stripper niece Jonelle (nicknamed "Baby Doll") to replace her. "Hell, that's incest!" shrieks Linda, storming off to the sheriff to check their legal status. Jonelle arrives from New Orleans, ostensibly to shack up with Shugfoot, but instead takes up with brother-in-law Jody, the town sheriff, with whom she'd had a "fling" after their graduation dance. (She struts down the street tempting the local males to the same brassy stock cues heard in Strange Rampage, Mundo Depravados, The Hellcats, and other `60s barrel-scrapers) It turns out that a motel stay years earlier makes Linda Shugfoot's common law wife so she confronts Rainey and Jonelle with her wedding band. Briefly returning to Buchanan's original footage, moonshiner Bull takes Jonelle for a speedboat ride deep into the bayou to see his still, then (back to Ripps's footage!) obvious doubles enact a chase through the swamp. Inexplicably teleported back to sister Brenda's house (nice geometric drapes!Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 10, 2005
Format: DVD
As my first foray into the real of "White Trash" films I was expecting this double bill from Something Weird to represent the dregs of exploitation cinema. But what we have here are some rather entertaining bad movies and this DVD actually has four movies not two, so you certainly get to double what pleasure there is to derive from these films.

The first film is actually two films edited together in 1963. We have Larry Buchanan's "Swamp Rose," which was spliced together with Eric Sayer's "Common Law Wife." Good thing there is a commentary track by the late Buchanan (helped along by Nathaniel Thompson) to help you figure out what was shot for which movie before they put the two together. Ironically, most of what you now see is Sayer's footage, so no wonder we are easily confused. Linda (Annabelle Weenick as Anne MacAdams) is shacked up with rich codger Shugfoot Rainey (George Edgely), who is tired of her, even though he gets to throw darts at her when she is sitting in her chair. He ways his niece Jonelle, a.k.a. Baby Doll (Lacey Kelly) to take Linda's place. But Linda is able to trump Shugfoot by getting declared his common law wife. This is one of those films where people are going to end up dead and it is just a question of who will start the fun and how they are going to end up doing it.

The trailer makes it clear that "Common Law Wife" is an "educational" film. They do not show any scenes out of deference to anyone with young ones, but emphasize that it is important to know the law and how you can end up getting married without saying, "I do," all because of "a depraved climax." If you do not know the law in your state, well, I guess you should. Not knowing the law leads to "uncontrolled lust and passion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Creature Feature Fan on October 26, 2012
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Dont Let The Name Throw you --- Movie Rates 5 Stars For The Music Alone ---Ahead Of Its Time --- Great movie --- Like Laugh In Meets Hee Haw ---- Late 60s Tv Shows For Those Who Dont Know --- Silly Fun ---PG Rating If made Today --- Great Watch --- Oh and Theres 2 More Movies On The Disk--- All For The Same Price --- But Who Cares---Jennie Is The One You Want To See.
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Black and white film. Story wasn't bad. Women were sexy by 1957 standards. No nudity. Sterile sex scenes (fully clothed). I felt that it was worth what little I paid to see it.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By FilmSchoolGrad on November 29, 2011
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While this is Sinister Video's favorite film, it won't be yours. This is a really old, black and white film from 1963. The acting is bad, the cinematography is bad and most things regarding this film are, in a word, bad.
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By James Bishop on October 7, 2014
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It was a good book. But it could have been writen better.
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By Master Math on May 2, 2015
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Great to watch.
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By Larry Beavers on December 6, 2014
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A+++
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