Weeds - Nothing
still going through my old DVDs looking for things we don't see very often:
Will Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness
Quick, name a Felliniesque X-rated musical with 11 words in the title starring
Georgie Jessel and Milton Berle. Too easy? OK, name the other one.
I'm joshin', of course. This movie is truly one of a kind. The script, songs,
and direction (and some of the nudity) were all provided by the English stage
star Anthony Newley, who is most famous
for the memorable songs he wrote: What Kind of Fool Am I, Goldfinger, Feelin'
Good, The Candy Man, etc.
I find this movie oddly compelling, if more than a bit pretentious.
The quality of these clips is at a VHS level, but that's the only game in town.
This forgotten film has never come to DVD. (I have a homemade DVD recorded from
some other source. I don't even remember where this came from!)
Playmate Connie Kreski provided the
bulk of the female nudity as Mercy Humppe. Special bonus: you're going to
hear Milton Berle singing, or at least trying to.
This woman chipped in as well.
Grade-Z T&A film from the seventies. Here's one Dennis Quaid would like to
forget. You'll see him in one of the clips.
A young Priscilla Barnes
unknown. She has a major speaking
role, and her character is named Larissa, but she is not credited, except
perhaps in the long roll of "also featuring" names, and I don't know who among
them is she.
Here's another weak effort, although this one featured some established actors like Bo
Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, and Patrick "Steed" Macnee. (By the way, IMDb says
Steed is still alive and will turn 90 in February.)
Also in there somewhere, my main man, Larry Storch! (Also still alive. Will be 89 in January)
I'm trusting IMDb on that ID. I don't know where he was and never spotted him.
(I fast-forwarded ... because life's too short to dance with ugly women.)
Anyway, the nudity came from a
forgotten actress named Aleisa Shirley