Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
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|Last of the Mobile Hot Shots|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lumet|
|Written by||Gore Vidal|
|Based on||Tennessee Williams (play The Seven Descents of Myrtle)|
|Music by||Quincy Jones|
|Cinematography||James Wong Howe|
|Edited by||Alan Heim|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts|
|14 January 1970|
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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