Mudhoney (film)

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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
Editing by Russ Meyer
Charles G. Schelling
Distributed by Eve Productions Inc.
Release dates May 25, 1965 (Boston)
August 6, 1965 (Los Angeles)
Running time 92 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Mudhoney (sometimes Mud Honey) is a 1965 film by Russ Meyer based on the novel by Raymond Friday Locke.

It would be the inspiration for the name of pioneering Seattle grunge band Mudhoney when they formed in 1988. American singer-songwriter Norah Jones' album cover for Little Broken Hearts is inspired by Mudhoney's poster.

Plot summary[edit]

In this Depression-era tale, Calif McKinney (John Furlong) is traveling from Michigan to California and stops in Spooner, Missouri, where Lute Wade (Stuart Lancaster) hires McKinney for odd jobs. McKinney gets involved with Wade's niece, Hannah Brenshaw (Antoinette Christiani). 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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