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Released 1968
Distributor Eve Productions

70 minutes of prime Meyer madness–sort of Russ’s version of Shock Corridor– tackling sex, race, the war in Vietnam, etc. Its towering $6 million profit on a $76,000 investment landed him a studio deal with 20th Century-Fox which resulted in the trash classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and petered out with the barely released (but still interesting) The Seven Minutes.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.