GLEN AND RANDA (1969 U.S.) D/W: JIM McBRIDE W: LORENZO MANS/RUDOLPH WURLITZER EXEC P: SIDNEY GLAZIER
A young, naive post-nuke couple (Steven Curry with Sideshow Bob hair, and Martha`s mother Shelley Plimpton) leave their commune to search for "the city" (using Wonder Woman comics as a reference). They never do find it, and she dies during childbirth at the end of this mostly dreary, low-key 16mm American Film Institure-backed effort that received an X for casual nudity when released in `71. The best part is early on with Garry Goodrow (a jobbing character actor who later co-wrote HONEY I BLEW UP THE KID) excellent as a lecherous motormouth travelling "magician" who puts on a show (great use of The Rolling Stones` Time Is On My Side). Shot in California and Oregon. The first screenplay attempt by then-hip novelist Rudy Wurlitzer, he wrote TWO-LANE BLACKTOP next. McBride had already made a couple of documentaries and DAVID HOLZMAN`S DIARY. He made HOT TIMES (also with Curry) next.

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