“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Chesty Anderson, U.S.N. (1976)
aka Anderson's Angels
How bad is it? Imagine a porn version of a Charlie's Angels episode with the porn removed. Should you see it? It's actually mildly entertaining, so yes.
This film is the most huge breast-obsessed film outside of Russ Meyer's world, yet there's very little nudity. Shari Eubanks (of "Supervixens") stars as a navy enlistee who fights to recover her sister, who's been kidnapped by thugs working for a senator who Chesty's sister had photographed in drag. No one believes her, she's thought to be AWOL and then her recruit friends come to the rescue. Besides Eubanks, there's Dyanne Thorne ("Ilsa - She Wolf of the S.S.") as a nurse who gets a chest exam OVER HER BLOUSE, Rosanne Katon ("Swinging Cheerleaders" and Playboy centerfold) and even Uschi Digard (from pretty much every exploitation film). If that's not enough, there's also Scatman Crothers, Fred Willard, Betty Thomas and Timothy Carey (in wild clothes, clucking like a chicken). There's catfights and bar brawls and chase sequences, but it all ends disappointingly. And though there IS some nudity, you almost have to freeze-frame to be sure.