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Shotgun Wedding

USA 1963
produced by
Boris Petroff
directed by Boris Petroff
starring J. Pat O'Malley, Jenny Maxwell, Valerie Allen, Buzz Martin, Nan Peterson, Peter Colt, Jackie Searl, Jan Darrow, Art Phillips, Edward Fitz, Jack Riggs, Lyn Moore
written by Ed Wood, Boris Petroff, music by Alexander Starr, Jerry Capehart

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Somewhere in the Ozarks: Buford (J.Pat O'Malley) has a girlfriend, Mellie (Valerie Allen) much too pretty for an old good-for-nothing like him - but he has witnessed her robbing and murdering somebody, so he has taken her money and offered her a place to hide out. Now she claims she's pregnant from him and insists on a marriage - why, I'm not sure. They are soon enough married by travelling preacher Perkins (William Schallert), too, even if that man eventually proves to be nothing but a conman who knows Mellie from back in the day.

Buford's son Chub (Peter Colt) is madly in love with Mellie, and he's afraid the kid she's carrying is his and now wants to run away with her - but she keeps him at arm's length.

Buford's other son Rafe (Buzz Martin) on the other hand is in love with the neighbour's girl Honey Bee (Jenny Maxwell), but her father Silas (Jackie Searl) would rather shoot him than entrust him with his girl. Buford's daughter Lucyanne (Nan Peterson) though has promised Rafe to help them elope.

In the finale, Silas leads a lynchmob to Buford's house, but instead of a shooting, all the conflicts of the story are resolved: the preacher is revealed as the conman he is, but tells Mellie the man she thinks she has killed has never actually died, so she's not a wanted woman at all. And since she's not married to Buford, either, and has only made up being pregnant, she leaves with the preacher. Rafe and Honey Bee get engaged officially after her dad witnessed her trying to protect Rafe with her life. Chub decides to go to town to try and make it on his own. And Buford and Lucyann decide to go a bit downstream in their houseboat to start all over. Oh, and the local distillery blows up.


In its best moments, this backwoods drama seems to anticipate the films of Russ Meyer, both in tone and in plot, and even though there is no nudity in this film (hardly surprising for a movie from 1963), it does feature a handful of quite overt allusions. However, in its entirety, this film can only be compared unfavourably to Meyer's body of work: Where Meyer was hard-hitting, this film seems weirdly undecisive, where Meyer was enjoyably mean this one is ambivalent, and while Meyer's dialogue was always poignant, this one's just talky.

Now don't get me wrong, Shotgun Wedding is not a total failure, for the most part it's not bad in nailing the white trash backwoods atmosphere at least - it's just not a very good film either.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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