Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thirty Years Ago

I have always longed for the right moment to pay homage to a feature movie that thirty years ago made a lasting impression on me. It was "All the Marbles" (1981) (a.k.a. "California Dolls") with two big Hollywood names: Robert Aldrich in the direction and the charming Peter Falk as the main character, a female pro-wrestling manager and agent.

At that time, I lived in a country with rare opportunities to get images of women fighting: so, I remember to have watched the movie at least four times in order to impress my memory with the vision of the sexy girls Vicky Frederick and Laurene London with skimpy (for that time) swimsuits.

A typical road movie with underdogs trying to figure out a way to survive in the entertainment business, it surprisingly dedicated about one third of its total length (about 115 minutes) to women pro-wrestling scenes. Which were standard fare but deserving attention. You may agree (or not) watching all fighting material in the movie - including the mud wrestling with the short view of the stars boobies, in the five video parts below.



  1. I loved this movie, and still do. I remember first seeing it on a cable network and ever since then been on the hunt to own it either in VHS (at the time) or DVD (now). It's rather hard to find, but worth it in the end.

  2. Nj420couple@hotmail.comJune 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    It was a great movie. I loved it and loved the California Dolls.