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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Video Beaverhausen: Kansas City Bomber

Raquel Welch gives her most wrenching performance as a roller derby queen and single mother of two kids in Kansas City Bomber. While meant to be a straightforward, serious film, it is probably best enjoyed as camp.

It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Raquel's co-star Helena Kalliataniotes, which was a kind of a slap to Ms Welch, who I think is excellent in this. But nobody wanted to take this brunette beauty seriously. Perhaps her beauty eclipsed her talent.

Still, this is a riveting flick. Very 70s. The ever-handsome Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) is also in this as the team manager.

Kansas City Bomber is a film with loads of talent, drama and tension. Distinctly on Buddy B's highly recommended list.

The jazz background score by Don Ellis adds to the gritty quality of this film. Now on video from MGM.

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