Friday, July 8, 2011
Shanty Tramp (1967)
Emily gives her hero a roll in the barn and when her father catches his daughter with the black man, Emily cries rape. "You are the black devil". Our black devil takes off running and the angry biker gang get their revenge by killing the black devil's mother. Emily gets a good whipping from her drunken ole father and she eventually stabs him to death with a kitchen knife. Emily runs off with the priest to do the work of god (or collect money).
Shanty Tramp is yet another example of a a exploitation flick where there really isn't any good guys. I suppose the African American or "The black devil" was the only character with any good values but he is a dead man anyway and really wasn't to bright to begin with. Everyone else in the movie is a piece of garbage and I suppose that is part of the beauty to these films. Check it out for some silly dancing (complete with funny faces), some bare breasts (complete with funny faces), violent whippings (complete with violent stabbings and funny faces), some racism, some blasphemy (complete with money hungry, pervy priests), exploding moonshine smugglers, and some really funny dialogue.