The Female Bunch

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The Female Bunch
Femalebunch.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Al Adamson
Produced by Raphael Nussbaum
Mardi Rustam
Written by Jale Lockwood
Brent Nimrod
Raphael Nussbaum
Starring Russ Tamblyn
Jennifer Bishop
Lon Chaney Jr.
Alesha Lee
Geoffrey Land
Regina Carrol
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Cinematography Paul Glickman
Edited by Serge Goncharoff
Brent Nimrod
Production
company
Dalia Productions
Mardi Rustam Films
Distributed by Gilbreth
Release date
1969[1][2]
Running time
86 minutes
Language English

The Female Bunch is a 1969[3][4] action film directed by Al Adamson, and starring Russ Tamblyn and Lon Chaney Jr. (in his final feature film). The plot centered on a group of violent, man-hating female criminals who cause trouble around the Mexican border.

The Female Bunch was shot in the summer of 1969 at the Spahn Ranch during the time that it was occupied by the Manson Family. The film was distributed on DVD by Troma Entertainment.

Plot

After a string of bad times with men, Sandy tries to kill herself. Co-waitress Libby saves her and takes her to meet some female friends of hers who live on a ranch in the desert. Grace, the leader of the gang, puts Sandy through her initiation and they get on with the real job of running drugs across the Mexican border, hassling poor farmers, taking any man they please, and generally raising a little hell. Soon Sandy becomes unsure if this is the life for her, but it may be too late to get out.

Cast

Production

In addition to Spahn Ranch, parts of the film were shot in Hanksville and Capitol Reef in Utah as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.[5]

In popular culture

The film shoot at Spahn Ranch is the setting for the short story "Another Fish Story". In the story, a mystic drifter makes a deal with Adamson to employ the over-the-hill Chaney for a mysterious mission in the desert in exchange for promising that the Manson Family's rowdy followers will not interrupt the film's shooting schedule any further with their disruptive behavior.

See also

References

  1. ^ Weldon, Michael (1983). "The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film". Ballantine Books. ISBN 345-34345-5. Page 235
  2. ^ McCarty, John (1995). The Sleaze Merchants. St. Martin's Griffin Press. ISBN 0-312-11893-7. Page 103
  3. ^ Weldon, Michael (1983). "The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film". Ballantine Books. ISBN 345-34345-5. Page 235
  4. ^ McCarty, John (1995). The Sleaze Merchants. St. Martin's Griffin Press. ISBN 0-312-11893-7. Page 103
  5. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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