...All the Marbles
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
CAST: VICKI FREDERICK, LAURENE LANDON, PETER FALK
It’s a movie about statuesque female wrestlers and also a great work of art. Ride along with the California Dolls (Vicki Frederick and Laurene Landon) and their crusty manager (Peter Falk) as they gig their way across an economically depressed U.S. (the wonderful second unit work was overseen by the filmmaker’s daughter, Adele Aldrich) to a rough-and-tumble championship in Reno. Aldrich’s films are littered with literal and figurative battlegrounds, and he often returned to the crucible of sport, as in this, his high-flying, off-the-ropes final film.