Last of the Mobile Hot Shots

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Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
Last of the mobile hot shots poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Written by Gore Vidal
Based on Tennessee Williams (play The Seven Descents of Myrtle)
Starring James Coburn
Lynn Redgrave
Robert Hooks
Music by Quincy Jones
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Edited by Alan Heim
Distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Release dates
14 January 1970
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970) is an American drama film. The screenplay by Gore Vidal is based on the Tennessee Williams play The Seven Descents of Myrtle, which opened on Broadway in March 1968 and ran for 29 performances.

Sidney Lumet directed Lynn Redgrave as Myrtle, James Coburn as Jeb, and Robert Hooks as Chicken. The film was made in New Orleans and St. Francisville, Louisiana. It was released as Blood Kin in Europe.


Myrtle and Jeb are newlyweds who married on a television show shortly after meeting. They return to Jeb's ancestral home, a decaying mansion occupied by his multiracial half-brother Chicken. Myrtle shuttles back and forth between the two men while all their sordid pasts unfold via a series of flashbacks.

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