(1966 - B&W)
Unholy Matrimony (1966) is an East Coast exploitation film from a
studio that seemingly only produced two films.
A magazine editor is beaten because he is looking into a scam
involving swingers' magazines and blackmail. Rather than scaring him
off, the assault just pisses him off, but he has the good sense to
delegate the assignment so an employee can stick his neck out, along
with the employee's girlfriend.
They have some Polaroids taken and start answering ads. Their first
meeting is a near disaster, when the other man tries to force sex. Our
hero takes a few days off and convinces the girl to continue. The two
of them quickly discover that the couples provide all the material a
blackmailer needs in the process of meeting other couples.
They finally encounter someone who is being blackmailed, and a
detective finds out where the blackmailer is delivering the money.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
If you believe early sexploitation has merit, then this one should please
you. The plot and acting are far better than the norm, it is not nearly as mean
spirited as the typical East Coast film, and there is plenty of nudity given the
There are no credits. Thankfully, the cast includes several East Coast T&A
regulars. We have breasts and buns from Sharon Kent as a topless model at the
photographers and Ute Erikson, as the wife of a rich Texan who slips our
There are breasts from Monica Davis as the wife of the would-be rapist.
Several unknowns, including the female lead, also show body parts.