Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Babysitter (1969)

Director: Don Henderson

Starring: Patricia Wymer, George E. Carey, Anne Bellamy, Kathy Williams, Robert Tessier, Ken Hooker, Ted C. Frank

More info: IMDb

Tagline: She came to sit with baby... and ended up with Daddy!

Plot: A judge is about to sentence members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Probably not.

#22 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

THE BABYSITTER isn't the kind of movie you think. Oh, wait, it is but it's not nearly as bad. It's actually well made. It's definitely an exploitation picture but it's one of the better ones. In fact, it seems strange that a picture like this would be made in '69. It feels like something from at least half a decade earlier.

No kidding, this is pretty good. Kathy Williams shows up...again. I've seen her face (and naked body) in more movies in the past couple of years that I'm beginning to think we're going steady or something. Geez.

She doesn't clean up well, huh. The story is simple but the dialogue is typical of that time and well done. How about this innuendo?

"This is probably the reason the youth of America are so independent today. You know, the wrestling of slippery hot dogs and holding together vicious tacos."

Vicious tacos? I about fell off the couch. Besides the obvious, that line about holding vicious tacos together could be a reference to his lesbian daughter (if, in fact, he even knows about it). There's stuff like that all through this thing. For what it is, this movie is much better than it deserves to be. Hell, even the acting is really good (in comparison). There's really not a bad performance of the bunch except for one and that's Kathy Williams, my would-be girlfriend. Sigh. She's absolutely terrible which is strange because everyone else isn't. Go figure. Director Don Henderson and actor George E. Carey (pops the babysitter fucker who is credited with this story and the next one) apparently had more to say about old dudes nailing their babysitters because they came back the next year with WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER (1970). I think I'm going to have to watch that someday soon.

I need to start making movies so I can make exploitation pictures about a guy in his early 40s bangin' babysitters or something. That sounds like a great plan.

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