|Girl in Gold Boots|
Girl in Gold Boots
|Directed by||Ted V. Mikels|
|Produced by||Ted V. Mikels|
|Written by||Art Names|
Leighton J. Peatman
John T. Wilson
|Music by||Nicholas Carras|
|Edited by||Leo H. Shreve|
|Distributed by||Geneni Film Distributors|
Girl in Gold Boots is a 1968 crime/drama film about the seedy underworld of go-go dancing, directed by Ted V. Mikels, who also directed The Astro-Zombies . It was Mikels' first movie for his own company, Gemini.
Michele, a young woman working with her abusive father, quits her waitressing job when a diner patron, Buz, invites her to Los Angeles, where he promises his sister can land her a job as a dancer at a Hollywood nightclub. The two drive off to L.A. and pick up a traveling musician, Critter. Once in Hollywood, Michele immediately lands a job as a go-go dancer, Critter as a janitor, and Buz as a drug dealer. Michele soon discovers the underbelly of the club scene when she becomes witness to the club's drug trade and prostitution connections.
In 2001, Image Entertainment released the Region 1 DVD of Girl in Gold Boots.This version is now out-of-print. In 2007, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.
Girl in Gold Boots was obscure for many years after its release, until it featured as a Season 10 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 . Apparent skips in the print used in the television program led to some amusing continuity problems, including a scene in a diner in which Buz suddenly appears in his seat next to Michele and Critter as if he teleports in during their conversation.One DVD release (from MMI Image Entertainment, using a print from Geneni Film Distributing Company), shows the scene without the unintentional "teleport" skip but has its own continuity breaks, suggesting two different prints of the original film were used.
Nearly half of the songs in this music-laden movie, including the title song, were written by singer-songwriter and sound engineer Chris Howard, who appears as himself and is backed by a band called "The Third World" in the credits (not to be confused with the reggae band Third World). One scene features bongo player Preston Epps, who had achieved some fame a decade earlier with his 1959 pop hit, "Bongo Rock". In fact, Epps is listed in the opening credits as "that Bongo Rock man."
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