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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!
who was graduating from girl-next-door roles (TV's "Nancy Drew"), does commendable work as Franklin but not enough to push this flick into the indispensable category. On a trivial note Cloris Leachman, star of "Crazy Mama", played Franklin in John Milius' 1973 "Dillinger".
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!
First off is Crazy Mama, which has Cloris Leachman as a hairdresser making the trek from California back home to Arkansas(or was it Alabama?) to reclaim the land that was taken from her years before. Along for the ride are her mother, her daughter, a 75 year old refugee from an old folks home, her daughter's surfer boyfriend, a greaser hoodlum, and Leachman's love interest, Stuart Whitman. The journey becomes a cross country crime spree as the gang find ways of robbing and stealing along the way. The film takes place in 1958, but some of the songs on the soundtrack are at odds with that date, not that that's a big deal or anything.
Thee whole thing is played as zany comedy. To be honest, I wasn't all that into it. It wasn't a bad movie, but it was just too much of the women all yelling and throwing fits. Plus the attempts at humor didn't really work for me. I do prefer Corman's Big Bad Mama, which this is more or less a carbon copy of plot wise.
Next is The Lady In Red, and this is definitely the highlight of the disc. This one follows Pamela Sue Martin as she flees home to Chicago in the 1930s, gets crap jobs, gets thrown in prison(with Beulah Balbricker herself!), works the brothel, becomes John Dillinger's girlfriend, and eventually becomes a butt kicking criminal herself. It's a bit more serious in tone, but not afraid to be goofy when it allows. Lots of good actors here. We have Louise Fletcher as the madame, Robert Conrad as Dillinger, Robert Forster as a mobster, and Christopher Lloyd in sadistic mafioso mode.
Very cool movie, very well done.Read more ›
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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 11 months ago by marlita
Can't be unpartial about crazy mama cause I scored the movie & played drums. Still pretty funny though.Published 12 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 18 months ago by elvis whatley jr
When opening box noticed crack down middle ..not happy at allPublished 21 months ago by HENRY PLUMER
Love love love film $$$$$ but a hard to find film!!! Perfect conditionPublished 21 months ago by dina schultz