"FILM NOIR HAD AN INEVITABLE TRAJECTORY…
THE ECCENTRIC & OFTEN GUTSY STYLE OF FILM NOIR HAD NO WHERE ELSE TO GO… BUT TO REACH FOR EVEN MORE OFF-BEAT, DEVIANT– ENDLESSLY RISKY & TABOO ORIENTED SET OF NARRATIVES FOUND IN THE SUBVERSIVE AND EXPLOITATIVE CULT FILMS OF THE MID TO LATE 50s through the 60s and into the early 70s!" (The Last Drive In)
I remember going to the local Woolworths, in the early '60s to check out their latest models, I was an avid modeler as a kid, WWI biplanes, battleships, etc., etc. I used to also get a kick out
Shanty Tramp was directed by Joseph G. Prieto who has five directing credits. His last feature was Miss Leslie's Dolls (1973), a film that has gotten a bit of renown as an underground demented rarity of interest. That film featuers Salvador Ugarte.
(from film4q at IMDb)
"Ugarte, it seems, was a mainstay of expatriate Cuban theatre in Florida, where the film was shot (in a 'studio' in the middle of a cattle farm, according to one of the cast). And his performance is a masterclass in off-beam absorption - all helped by the fact that he's dubbed with a female voice which almost but doesn't quite match his lip movements."
The writing credits for Shanty Tramp go to K. Gordon Murray for story and Reuben Guberman and Joseph G. Prieto for the screenplay. Cinematography was by Ralph Remy Jr., music was by Frank Linales.
The film stars Eleanor Vaill as Emily Stryker (as Lee Holland), Otto Schlessinger as Emily's Father Stryker, Lewis Galen as Daniel, Bill Rogers as Preacher Fallows, Lawrence Tobin as Biker Savage, and Lee Ann (as possibly Daniel's mother).
|Emily (Elanore Vaill)|
Emily's entrance at the back of the tent catches the eye of Preacher Fallows (Rogers) along with a black man Daniel (Galen) and his mother (Ann). Fallows and Daniel like what they see. At the end of the revival Emily approaches Fallows and tells him she needs some special "counseling." Fallows tells her to come back after the last revival of the evening.
|"later sister, after the last meeting of the evening"|
|Savage (Lawrence Tobin) and Emily|
|A matress on the slab, very romantic|
When Emily and Savage start to get it on Savage gets rough and rips off Emily's dress. She screams. Daniel, lurking outside, runs in and he confronts Savage. They fight. Daniel wins. Daniel gives Emily the shirt off his back so that she can be decent going home to her shack. Emily tells him to come over and she'll be waiting in the barn for him.
|Daniel (Lewis Galen)|
|Come to the barn, I'll be waitin'|
|Preacher Fallows (Bill Rogers)|
|Daddy Stryker's come to Jesus moment|
|Here is your shirt Daniel, come and get it, wink, wink.|
|What the Fuck?|
|You better git Daniel.....|
|Daniel raped Emily!|
Daniel cutting through the back woods sneaks up on a moonshiner making a deal with some bootleggers. The bootleggers have already loaded the shine and are finishing the deal. Daniel jumps into the bootleggers car and takes off with their goods. They follow in a second car. Daniel looses control, cracks up and burns to death.
Once the mob leaves Emily's shack her old man takes off his belt and begins to whack the tar out of her. When he gets done with that, it looks like her next lesson is going to be an incest session with Daddy but Emily grabs a kitchen knife out of the sink and sticks in in her old man, over and over again, just to make sure he get's the point.
|I'm gonna learn you right|
|...and know I'm gonna get me some o' dat...|
|And now your pappy is gonna teach you another lesson daughter woman.|
|Here you go pappy,,,|
Thinking quick Emily gets dressed and heads back to the revival getting there just in time to get a private horizontal come to Jesus session with sleazy Preacher Fellows in his trailer as his driver pulls out of town.
|Matbe she ain't comming......|
|Sorry I'm late preacher|
|I told you she'd show, just watch the bumps, I don't wanna be thrown from the saddle|
|I'll need a lot of layin' on of hands preacher. And use that isnstrument of the Lord, Amen!|