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The Wild Party

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1975
  • James Ivory
  • 100 mins
  • 18

Summary

With the arrival of talking pictures, a silent film comedian (a Fatty Arbuckle-type) throws a lavish party to try and save his failing career. His plan is to release one last, great silent epic. In HD.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In an impressive re-creation of silent-era Hollywood, James Coco plays a fading film funnyman whose hopes are pinned on a comeback movie hit. Raquel Welch plays the girlfriend who hosts a wild party for Tinseltown's moviebiz movers and shakers to promote it. It's a grim film that's based on the story of Fatty Arbuckle, the silent-era superstar whose fan following vanished like mist when he was charged with killing a girl during a sex romp gone wrong. Welch is actually very good and it's directed by James Ivory with scarcely a cucumber sarnie to be seen.

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Credits

Cast

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Jolly GrimmJames Coco
QueenieRaquel Welch
Dale SwordPerry King
KateTiffany Bolling
TexRoyal Dano
JamesDavid Dukes
Mrs MurchisonDena Dietrich

Crew

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DirectorJames Ivory

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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