The Last of the Mobile Hotshots


1h 48m 1970
The Last of the Mobile Hotshots

Brief Synopsis

A new bride gets caught between her decadent husband and his black half-brother.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blood Kin
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1970
Production Company
Sidney Lumet Productions
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Seven Descents of Myrtle by Tennessee Williams (New York, 27 Mar 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Although dying of cancer and habituated to marijuana, Jeb Stuart Thorington, the last scion of a distinguished Louisiana family, searches for money to restore the family mansion, Waverly. During Happy Couple Time on Rube Benedict's television show he marries topless dancer Myrtle, the sole surviving member of an Alabama female quintet, The Mobile Hotshots. Upon arrival at the dilapidated estate the newlyweds are greeted by Rube, the black caretaker. Although Myrtle is eager to have sex with Jeb, she accepts his impotence philosophically. Jeb, however, is enraged by his affliction; he is intent on begetting a child in order to prevent his black half brother Chicken from inheriting Waverly. Anxious to repossess a covenant he has made with Chicken, Jeb instructs Myrtle to ingratiate herself with the black. Consequently, his bride bestows her sexual favors upon his brother. Armed with a pistol, Jeb surprises the lovers, but collapses from exhaustion. When Jeb orders Chicken to burn the agreement, the black reveals that he is the offspring of Jeb's mother and Rube the custodian, rather than the bastard of Jeb's father and an anonymous black woman, as was assumed. As Jeb dies of shock, the levee breaks, obliging Chicken and Myrtle to ascend to the roof of Waverly for refuge and sexual fulfillment.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blood Kin
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1970
Production Company
Sidney Lumet Productions
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Seven Descents of Myrtle by Tennessee Williams (New York, 27 Mar 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film is Blood Kin. Location scenes filmed in Louisiana.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1994

Released in United States January 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1994