Girl in Gold Boots

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Girl in Gold Boots
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Girl in Gold Boots
Directed by Ted V. Mikels
Produced by Ted V. Mikels
Written by Art Names
Leighton J. Peatman
John T. Wilson
Starring Jody Daniels
Leslie McRae
Tom Pace
Chris Howard
Music by Nicholas Carras
Chris Howard
Cinematography Robert Maxwell
Edited by Leo H. Shreve
Distributed by Geneni Film Distributors
Release date(s) 1968
Running time 94 min.
Language English

Girl in Gold Boots is a 1968 crime/drama film about the seedy underworld of Go-Go dancing, directed by Ted V. Mikels, who also directed The Astro-Zombies.

Plot[edit]

Michele, a young woman who works at a dead-end job, is convinced by an untrustworthy man named Buz to go with him to Los Angeles, where he claims to have connections that can land her a job as a Go-Go dancer. The two head to L.A., along with a hitchhiker named Critter. Once in Los Angeles, Michele gets a job as a dancer and learns how the club owner and other dancers are connected to the drug trade.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Home media[edit]

In 2001, Image Entertainment released the Region 1 DVD of Girl in Gold Boots.[1] This version is now out-of-print. In 2007, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.[2]

Reception[edit]

Influence[edit]

Girl in Gold Boots was featured as a Season 10 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Apparent skips in the print used in the television program led to some amusing continuity problems, including a scene in a diner in which Buz suddenly appears in his seat next to Michele and Critter as if he teleports in during their conversation.[3] One DVD release (from MMI Image Entertainment, using a print from Geneni Film Distributing Company), shows the scene without the "teleport" skip but has its own continuity breaks, suggesting two different prints from the original film were used.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Nearly half of the songs in this music-laden movie, including the title song, were written by singer-songwriter and sound engineer Chris Howard, who appears as himself and is backed by a band called "The Third World" in the credits (not to be confused with the reggae band Third World). One scene features bongo player Preston Epps, who had achieved some fame a decade earlier with his 1959 pop hit, "Bongo Rock". In fact, Epps is listed in the opening credits as "that Bongo Rock man." Another notable band member at the club in L.A. is Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player for Booker T. and the MGs.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Girl in Gold Boots dvd info, Amazon.com
  2. ^ Girl in Gold Boots DVD info, Oldies.com
  3. ^ "Girl in Gold Boots" (disc 1), The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 4 (2003), Rhino Entertainment, ISBN 1-56605-900-3.
  4. ^ Girl in Gold Boots DVD; Geneni Film Distributing Company, Inc. (film); MMI Image Entertainment, Inc. (DVD); UPC 014381083422.

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