Mudhoney (film)

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Mudhoney
Mudhoney poster 01.jpg
Theatrical poster for Mudhoney (1965)
Directed by Russ Meyer
Produced by George Costello
Eve Meyer
Russ Meyer
Written by Raymond Friday Locke (novel Streets Paved With Gold) and screenplay
W.E. Sprague
Starring Hal Hopper
Antoinette Christiani
John Furlong
Rena Horten
Princess Livingston
Lorna Maitland
Sam Hanna
Stuart Lancaster
Music by André Brummer (as Henri Price)
Cinematography Walter Schenk
Edited by Russ Meyer
Charles G. Schelling
Distributed by Eve Productions Inc.
Release dates
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mudhoney (sometimes Mud Honey) is a 1965 film by Russ Meyer based on the novel by Raymond Friday Locke. The film became the inspiration for the name of pioneering Seattle grunge band Mudhoney when it was formed in 1988.

American singer-songwriter Norah Jones' album cover for Little Broken Hearts was based upon a poster for the film.

Plot summary[edit]

In this Depression-era tale, Calef McKinney (John Furlong) is traveling from Michigan to California and stops in Spooner, Missouri, where Lute Wade (Stuart Lancaster) hires him for odd jobs.

McKinney gets involved with Wade's niece, Hannah Brenshaw (Antoinette Christiani). But she is married to Sidney (Hal Hopper), a wife-beating drunk who hopes to inherit his uncle-in-law's money.

Sidney and an eccentric preacher named Brother Hanson (Frank Bolger) plot against McKinney, who finds it difficult to conceal his mysterious past and his growing affection for Sidney's wife.

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