Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Day Another Man : Trailer (1966)

Exploitation filmmaker Doris Wishman directed this peculiar black-and-white roughie about the travails of a blushing bride named Meg (Gigi Darlene). After her husband leaves her, she is forced to kill her building's janitor-rapist in self-defense. The panicked Meg flees to New York under an assumed name and picks up a drunken lout who beats her with a belt, then she moves in with a lesbian. As the dragnet tightens, Meg moves to an apartment and is attacked by the landlady's husband and finally ends up working for an elderly woman whose son is the detective assigned to the janitor's murder. Wishman's bizarre film is almost surreal in style, with the requisite circular ending and aimless photography popular in art-house features of the time. Virtually impossible to see for many years, Bad Girls Go to Hell has gained a cult following on videotape for its campy, melodramatic elements and even received some theatrical playdates in the late 1990s. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MAN is much more dialogue-driven than other roughies Doris Wishman appeared to make around this time. And really, all you have to do is watch the trailer to check out all the sex and violence because there isn't a whole lot that was left out. And as with other early Doris Wishman films, this is another one that was shot without recorded sound so the dubbing afterwards tends to make the movie more funny than what was originally intended. One personally amusing moment for me was in the middle of the movie when Burt suddenly has a dream/flashback and tells the viewers of when and where he first grabbed a certain batch of his call girls. Burt's dubbed voice is hilariously reminiscent of those narrators that you might've heard on Tex Avery's MGM cartoons. Hell, I'd recommend this movie just for that scene alone.


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