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Title The shame of Patty Smith [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Leo A. Handel. "You've ruined me, Eddie!" / story by Nancy S. Camp ; [directed by R. John Hugh].

Imprint [Seattle, WA] : Something Weird Video, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 1st Floor DVD Collection  791.4375 Sh17 2004    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents Shame of Patty Smith (93 min.) -- You've ruined me, Eddie (73 min.).
Note "If you were a woman, you'd understand.... Poor pretty Patty. An 'average American girl,' she goes on a quiet date with her boyfriend and ends up getting raped by three psychotic thugs. Too embarrassed to report it to the police and advised by her boyfriend to 'forget the whole thing,' The Shame of Patty Smith intensifies when her doctor tells her she's pregnant! Not wanting to deliver a child conceived in violence, Patty seeks an abortion. Trouble is, the year is 1962 -- Roe v. Wade is still 11 years away and finding a doctor that will perform the operation means going underground, starting with a greasy bartender who sets her up to be 'butchered by an untrained charlatan....' With a good cast and the extra gloss from being shot at Republic Studios, here's an exploitation B that tries to go B+ by treading a fine line between social consciousness and teensploitation-style sensationalism! Plus: 'You've Ruined Me Eddie!' is what rich teenage sex kitten Joan Denton tells lower-class lunkhead Eddie Mercer upon learning she's pregnant. But though nice-guy Eddie wants to get hitched and raise the kid, Joan doesn't want to get 'fat and sick and ugly' and, instead, tells her Daddy to arrange for an abortion. Before long, Daddy is blackmailed, Eddie is beaten up by the local sheriff, and an out-of-her-mind Joan decides to murder Eddie in this wonderfully deranged Southern-fried rarity, aka Touch of Flesh!"--Container.
"At head of title on container label: Damaged Double Feature.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1962 (Shame of Patty Smith ) and 1959 (You've ruined me, Eddie).
Cast Dani Lynn, Merry Anders, J. Edward McKinley
Credits Director of photography, Howard Schwartz; music by Ingram P. Walters.
Note Feature film.
You've ruined me, Eddie was originally produced as motion picture by Today Theatre Production, Inc. in 1958.
Cast Jeanne Rainer, Ted Marshall, Charles Martin, Sue Ellis, Stephen Wesley, Tony Morris, Robert J. Cannon, Josie Hascall.
Credits Director of photography, Charles T. O'Rork; art director, Waldo B. Moon; editor, William A. Slade; music, Harry Glass.
Note Special features: Trailers, special intermission book-pitch for teenage marriage manual. Don't be a Teenage Mother! Learn how to say no, control your emotions and steer clear of wrong behavior with the Classroom Scare Short: How Much Affection? Gallery of Trash-O-Rama Exploitation Art with Audio Oddities!
Subject Unwanted pregnancy -- Drama.
Teenage pregnancy -- Drama.
Rape -- Drama.
Abortion -- Drama.
Sensationalism in motion pictures.
Feature films.
Genre/Form Exploitation films.
Added Author Handel, Leo A.
Camp, Nancy S.
Hugh, R. John.
Today Theatre Production, Inc.
Something Weird Video (Firm)
Note "You've ruined me, Eddie!" Also known under title: Touch of flesh
Added Title Touch of flesh
You've ruined me, Eddie

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