23
Dec
14

ALICE FRIEDLAND IN THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

tumblr_mtcjlnDhyj1r37tnpo3_r1_500PROJECT: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie GENRE: Neo Noir Indie YEAR: 1976 TALENT: Alice Friedland KNOWN FOR: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie OTHER PROJECTS: The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Please Don’t Eat My Mother, Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite CHARACTER: Sherry POSITION: Sherry is one of many dancers of the Crazy Horse West run by Ben Gazarra’s Cosmo, who is in debt with a gaggle of slimy mobsters… But Alice’s Sherry is by far the fullest-figured dancer and the fan favorite of the audience within the film itself… She seems to come out last and gets the most applause: the clean-up batter of strippers. CLOSURE: Cosmo is first asked to sell off his ladies to the Chinese Bookie who he is later ordered to kill to get rid of his massive gambling debt: the latter which he actually pulls off… So the end of the movie, after Cosmo has either thwarted or killed the gangsters, is ambiguous, yet it seems his once risky life will not be a long one, making Sherry’s existence within the story unanswered… Although one can assume she gets a job dancing at another club: She’s got talent and great breasts, so why not. In real life, Alice’s acting skills were much better than the 2.2 rating that she unfairly warranted on another wordpress cinema blog… She was quite natural and damn lovely… She can be seen hanging out with James Caan in Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite co-starring Robert Duvall and Bo Hopkins, but Alice’s filmdom is more of the indie nature in projects such as the bank robbing exploitation drive-in flick, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase wherein she does what she does best… dances erotically… And it’s ironical casting since Alice resembles Claudia Jennings, the late great star of Dynamite Chase aka Dynamite Women.  MEDIA: Listen to the Alice Friedland podcast with Skull Island Surfer Cinema on Cult Film Freak.

Advertisements

1 Response to “ALICE FRIEDLAND IN THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE”



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Characters Studied in Film

Cult Film Freak presents Large Earth Disruption, founded by James M. Tate to cover not only characters in classic films but their motivation, meaning, urgency, pros, cons and overall purpose in each motion picture that they're either a positive or negative part of.

Archives

Click for Site Information

Deadhead Miles

  • 16,513 hits
December 2014
M T W T F S S
    Jan »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12 other followers

Follow large earth disruption on WordPress.com

other blogs of interest

Author: Jim Mullen Tate

Contact: largeearthdisruption@jamesmtate.com

For CultFilmFreaks Dot Com

Advertisements

YOU MISSED THE BEST PART...

Movies That Make A Scene... Scenes That Make A Movie

large earth disruption

Characters Studied in Film

The Sue Lyon Cage

Lovely, lyrical, lilting

Cinema Starlets

The Beauties You Might Have Missed

%d bloggers like this: