The Night Hustlers (1968)
Genre: Drama | Softcore
Country: USA | Director: Bobby O’Donald
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 57mn
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Two vice detectives swap stories about their various seamy arrests. A French novelist listens to said anecdotes so he can get fresh ideas for the latest book he’s writing. Meanwhile, the novelist receives a barrage of phone calls from assorted lady friends throughout the course of the evening.
Writer/director Bruce McDonald crams this deliciously tawdry hour long grinder with plenty of tasty bare distaff skin, crafts a right-on scuzzy’n’leering tone, and keeps the pace snappy from start to finish. Moreover, this low-rent junk delivers several priceless moments of hysterical sidesplitting kitsch: A stoned weed-toking beatnik recites bad impromptu poetry, two muscular guys attempt to climb a greased pole (the winner gets exclusive dibs on a hot blonde stripper), third-rate Sinatra wannabe Joe Varo belts out a lame song, and female nightclub patrons wear weird shades while dancing topless. The basic cinematography makes neat use of fades and freeze frames. The groovy jazz lounge score hits the swinging spot. A total trashy hoot.