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The Wild Party (1975)

R | | Drama, Comedy | March 1975 (USA)

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Walter Marks (screenplay), Joseph Moncure March (narrative poem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Coco ... Jolly Grimm
Raquel Welch ... Queenie
Perry King ... Dale Sword
Tiffany Bolling ... Kate
Royal Dano ... Tex
David Dukes ... James Morrison
Chris Gilmore ... Nadine (as Annette Ferra)
Eddie Lawrence Eddie Lawrence ... Kreutzer (as Eddie Laurence)
Bobo Lewis Bobo Lewis ... Wilma
Don De Natale ... Jackie
Dena Dietrich ... Mrs. Murchison
Regis Cordic ... Mr. Murchison (as Regis J. Cordic)
Jennifer Lee Pryor ... Madeline True (as Jennifer Lee)
Mews Small ... Bertha (as Marya Small)
Baruch Lumet ... Tailor
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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiesta salvaje See more »

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| (director's cut) | (video) | (DVD) (director's cut) | (DVD)

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1929. See more »

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Quotes

Singer: [singing] Pour the wine and let the music play low-down / Let me hold you like a loverman would /When I kiss you, babe, don't tell me to slow down / Here's the lowdown / Ain't nothin' bad about feelin' good.
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Referenced in Valentino (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Singapore Sally
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Marks
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very good though not widely seen
6 August 2004 | by theehtSee all my reviews

Unforgettable, very well done depticition of decadent 1920s Hollywood. Raquel Welch is superb as the desperate, sweet mistress of a deeply disturbed overweight and washed up comic named Jolly Grimm, ably played by James Coco. To resuscitate his career, Jolly throws a party that ends in tragedy. Very loosley based on Fatty Arbuckles story, this unforgettable and devastating film features fine support from Perry King as a Valentiniesque actor, and especailly from Miss Tiffany Bolling, as a lovely but unhappy film starlet. All in all, a class A effort that should have gotten a better recption at the time, but may well emerge as a cult classic. It is newly released on DVD , which should add to the fine film.


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