Goin' South starring Jack Nicholson, John Belushi, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd
One of the most well-known films from director Roger Corman, A Bucket of Blood tells the story of Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a busboy who, after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor. Walter finds himself resorting to the same methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing. Not wanting to direct another conventional horror flick, Corman and screenwriter Charles B. Griffith came up with the concept for this entertaining black comedy about bad artists and the hypocrisy of the art world at large.
A horse thief is saved from the hangman's noose by marrying a local spinster. But she doesn't have romance in mind - she needs someone to help her find buried gold!
A Bucket of Blood -- Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian caf , is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars...
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Sentenced to hang in a backwater western town, horse thief Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is saved when frontierswoman Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) agrees to marry him. Taking advantage of the town law that prohibits the execution of married men, Moon follows Tate back to her ranch, planning all the while to escape at the first possible opportunity. But Tate insists that he honor his end of the bargain at work on the ranch. She has no intention of consummating the union, a fact that drives the hot-to-trot Moon up a wall. She puts him to work on the gold mine that she has on her property, while his old gang prepares to relieve the couple of their gold once it's on the surface. Jack Nicholson personally selected movie newcomer Mary Steenburgen for Goin' South. The film also features John Belushi in the role of a dyspeptic deputy.
JACK NICHOLSON plays Henry Moon, a third-rate outlaw, in this romantic comedy set in the 1860s.
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