This film looks almost like a forerunner of famous mockumentaries such as Spinal Tap. It certainly fits into our theme of "odd beauty contests."

Wikipedia page.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 27, 2021
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Movies | 1970s | Satire

I noticed Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon in there. Any one able to identify one of the contestants who seemed to be Laura Dern also? I'm surprised that this didn't play at the local drive-in.
Posted by KDP on 07/27/21 at 10:23 AM
I did not notice Laura Dern in the clip. The Wikipedia page has a list of some of the actors. So I checked out the film on Reviewers have given the film a 7 of 10 rating. The full list of cast members does not show Laura Dern. The trivia comments are good reading.
Posted by Steve E. on 07/27/21 at 11:33 AM
First try at linking the URL failed. Maybe this will work...
Posted by Steve E. on 07/27/21 at 11:37 AM
Laura Dern would only have been 9 years old in 1975; I saw no sign of her in the trailer.

I did see Annette O'Toole, though. Went back and looked for Melanie Griffith after seeing her on a cast list, but she must be waaay in the background.
Posted by FRANK on 07/27/21 at 01:01 PM
That was Annette O'Toole. They were so young and she has that type of face that makes you say, "I've seen her before, but I can't put a name to her." Thanks, FRANK.
Posted by KDP on 07/27/21 at 02:26 PM
I saw this movie back in the day. I remember it as being quite good. Bruce Dern was appropriately unctuous and creepy.
Posted by ges on 07/30/21 at 10:10 AM
It appears that the highlight of the film appears in this trailer at the 2:14 markā€¦
Posted by Brian on 08/04/21 at 12:42 PM
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