ROLLER BOOGIE
1979, Park Circus/MGM, 103 min, USA, Dir: Mark L. Lester

Rich girl Terri (Linda Blair) runs away from home to pal around with fun-loving roller skaters on the Venice boardwalk. When the local rink is threatened by a nefarious developer, the kids have to band together to stop him from turning their pleasure palace into a shopping mall. Mark L. Lester, who later solidified his audience-pleasing credentials with COMMANDO and FIRESTARTER, directed this rousing piece of pop entertainment.


NEW ORLEANS UNCENSORED
1955, Columbia [Sony Repertory], 76 min, USA, Dir: William Castle

William Castle takes his crew on location to the Big Easy for this entry in the 1950s exposé sweepstakes. Discharged Navy vet Arthur Franz (THE SNIPER) catches on as a longshoreman and quickly learns things on the docks are crooked as hell. When his buddy is killed in a suspicious accident, Franz decides to go undercover for the cops to take down local crime boss Michael Ansara. Of course, this means tussling as well with “Big Easies” Beverly Garland and Helene Stanton. “Filmed at White Heat… At the bottom of Desire Street!” Not on DVD!


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