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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Pretty Maids All in a Row
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Katie @ SAE   (Member)

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/15503/PRETTY-MAIDS-ALL-IN-A-ROW/

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Sweeeeeet!! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Schifrin is always ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

I've just watched the movie.

One day, maybe, I will enjoy a Roger Vadim's movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

What a strange movie, for so many reasons. I bought it on VHS because I'm a Star Trek fan, and I'm guessing FSM's pro-Trek stance has something to do with this release too.

What interesting casting, not only of Rock Hudson as the lecherous cheerleading coach, but of the Osmonds as the performers of the credits-sequence song. Is that little Donny Osmond sounding like little Michael Jackson on "Chilly Winds"?

And Trek regular James Doohan, and guest-star William Campbell showed up in supporting roles as well.



I'll get this one, even if only to read the behind-the-scenes stuff about Vadim & Roddenberry.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)



What a great movie! I love these oddball "black comedy" (I prefer the term
"dark humor") thrillers from the 70's (when sexual attitudes were more liberal...
and fun). I've had this on vhs for many years, and just recently got the Warner
Archive dvd. Angie Dickinson has some great nude scenes. Equally great
Schifrin music. Ordered!

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

What a great movie! I love these oddball "black comedy" (I prefer the term
"dark humor") thrillers from the 70's (when sexual attitudes were more lax...
and fun). I've had this on vhs for many years, and just recently got the Warner
Archive dvd. Angie Dickinson has some great nude scenes. Equally great
Schifrin music. Ordered!

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

What interesting casting, not only of Rock Hudson as the lecherous cheerleading coach, but of the Osmonds as the performers of the credits-sequence song.

Well, these are the people who gave us "Crazy Horses" (WAAAAAAAAHHH!!! WAAAAAAAAHHH!!!). That said, who would think you'd ever find the Osmonds and Lalo Schifrin on the same project?

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Groovy! Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

What interesting casting, not only of Rock Hudson as the lecherous cheerleading coach, but of the Osmonds as the performers of the credits-sequence song.

Well, these are the people who gave us "Crazy Horses" (WAAAAAAAAHHH!!! WAAAAAAAAHHH!!!). That said, who would think you'd ever find the Osmonds and Lalo Schifrin on the same project?


What's even weirder is the Osmonds participating on such a film, it's hardly Mormon in it's sensibilities.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

What's even weirder is the Osmonds participating on such a film, it's hardly Mormon in it's sensibilities.

They probably didn't even know anything about the film or that the stuff
they recorded was going to even be used in a movie. It was probably
just another recording gig for them.

Den

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2011 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

It's hard to remember today just how big the Osmonds were in 1971. They were a global smash. Unfortunately, as I understand it they got a little over-confident about how long this state of affairs would continue. They used their fortune to build a new recording studio in Utah, where few other artists would ever need it, and then their career cooled off and they were middle class again.

I saw PRETTY MAIDS on cable in the early 80s. The only things I remember are Jimmy Doohan standing around in some outdoor scene, and a scene with Angie Dickenson and her teenage boy toy. He was taking a bath and she reached in the water to grab the bar of soap, and he said "That's not the soap." Or something like that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2011 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Aimee Eccles was beautiful and hot!

She's the Pretty Asian Maid right in the center in this photo:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/361875340_bcc013999d.jpg

She also played Sunshine, Dustin Hoffman's Indian wife who was brutally murdered with her baby in LITTLE BIG MAN.

http://www.thelin.net/laurent/cinema/films/tt0065988.html

She really didn't make many movies in her career.

Here she is in a scene from PRETTY MAIDS. Love her voice and delivery. What a sexy lady!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodv3HzBTB0

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2011 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I'm surprised this title wasn't part of an FSM Schifrin Vol.2 set, rather than a stand alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2011 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I'm surprised this title wasn't part of an FSM Schifrin Vol.2 set, rather than a stand alone.


I was thinking the same thing, but I also thought that when "Telefon" came out. Nevertheless, there still should be enough Schifrin material available to FSM for another box set. After all, the first one contained only five scores (and a few albums).

Some of Schifrin’s other MGM work includes:

Joy House [Les filins] (1965)
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich [TV documentary] (1968)
The Mask of Sheba [TV movie] (1970)
Bronk [TV movie] (1975)
Chicago Story [TV movie] (1981)
Buddy Buddy (1981)
A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

There’s also some more of his Warner Bros. work that might be available to FSM, assuming that we haven’t already heard all that there is to hear on some of these titles that Schifrin has released on his Aleph label:

The Fox (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Rage (1972)
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol [TV movie] (1972)
Hunter [TV movie] (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
St. Ives (1976)
The President’s Mistress [TV movie] (1978)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
When Time Ran Out (1980)
The Big Brawl (1980)
Wait Until Dark [TV movie] (1982)
Victims [TV movie] (1982)
Fast-Walking (1982)
Spraggue [TV movie] (1984)

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2011 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

All said and done, the lack of response to this release is staggering.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2011 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I think this might be a bit under-the-radar for most people. I never saw the film (it rarely showed up on the telly in Blighty during my formative years) and doesn't seem to even have a "cult" following (which something like Schifrin's THE MANITOU does - even if it is "MANITOU 6 - PRETTY MAIDS 3"). I could be wrong, but that's the perception I get. A pity, because very often the most obscure films have some of the most interesting music. Is that the case here?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2011 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   The Underground   (Member)

Strange, they release this obscure title as a standalone CD. It would have been perfect for a boxset.
Music-wise, there are much better Schifrin titles to release first as "Hell in the Pacific" and "St. Ives".

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2011 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Strange, they release this obscure title as a standalone CD. It would have been perfect for a boxset.
Music-wise, there are much better Schifrin titles to release first as "Hell in the Pacific" and "St. Ives".


Or indeed, The Presidents Analyst, if the tapes still exist over at Paramount.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2011 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Groovy man.

 
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