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The Night They Robbed Big Bertha's (1975)

R | | Comedy | June 1975 (USA)
Hilarious hijinks at Bertha's prostitute parlor somewhere in the Southern United States.

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Peter Kares

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Harvey Flaxman (screenplay), Robert N. Langworthy (idea) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hetty Galen Hetty Galen ... Big Bertha
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Professor
Doug Hale Doug Hale ... Corncob
Gary Allen Gary Allen ... Wilbur
Josie Johnson ... Sara Sue
Bill Moses Bill Moses ... Rufus
Walt Guthrie Walt Guthrie ... Sheriff
Frank Nastasi Frank Nastasi ... Chief White Eagle
Laura Sayer Laura Sayer ... Priscilla
Terrell Bennett Terrell Bennett ... Preacherman
Kathleen Devine Kathleen Devine ... Savannah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emily Bell Emily Bell ... Faith
Paige Conner ... Orphan
George Ellis George Ellis ... Henry
Don Higdon Don Higdon ... Barnabus
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Storyline

Big Bertha is the popular, full-figured owner of the community's most successful whorehouse and moonshine racketeering enterprise. Some guys decide to rob the place, the local cops just happen to coincidentally be "visiting" the girls, moonshine is discovered, slapstick ensues. Written by Mike Justice <psychomike@justice.com>

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It was hardly the crime of the century...It wasn't even the mugging of the month. It was just a rollicking rip-off! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I nyhta tis listeias tis Big Bertha See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scotia American See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The William Tell Overture,
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Cute but overly tame rollick
19 November 2004 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Lunk-headed hicks rob their rural community's beloved whorehouse. Big Bertha, cherished Madame and local celebrity altruist, is so distraught about having to close shop that the whole town comes to her aid in tracking down the unscrupulous thieves.

Fairly well executed for such a minor film, and admittedly quite funny at times...unfortunately, the nudity is surprisingly brief considering the subject matter at hand, and the film therefor ends up feeling like wholesome family entertainment which happens to center around a brothel. Satisfactory performances and higher production values than many films of its genus help to raise this romp a half-notch higher than the standard...a watchable timewaster worth a 99 cent rental, but nobody's going to be waving it around and squealing with the excitement of unearthing an "unknown gem".

4/10


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