Common Law Wife/Jennie, Wife-Child [DVD]

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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered
  • Audio commentary on common law wife by director larry buchannon
  • Origional theatrical trailer for common law wife
  • Extra added attraction: moonshine love
  • Gallery of roadshow exploitation art with audio oddities
  • Total running time: over 3 and a half hours of hillbilly hokum


Jennie, Wife/Child
Infidelity is the blue plate special in this Dixie-fried bit of Southern sexploitation. Cranky, aging farmer Albert Peckingpaw is married to Jennie, a ripe and sensuous 20-year-old woman. Jennie wants more love and attention than Albert is willing to give her, so she turns to Mario, their hired hand, who is not the least bit adverse to making her feel special. Albert soon finds out that Jennie and Mario are having an affair, and as one might expect, he doesn't take the news well. Cuckolded Albert locks up the couple and is preparing to do away with them when he receives an unexpected visitor: Lulu Belle, a local woman known for striking up fast friendships with men. Jennie, Wife/Child features a musical score from biker rock icons Davie Allen & the Arrows. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Common Law Wife
Wealthy oil man Shugfoot Rainey and his live-in girlfriend, Linda, have been shacking up for five years, and their relationship has grown contentious enough that Shugfoot wants her out. He's sent for his stripper niece, Jonelle (who he refers to as "Baby Doll"), to take her place, but Linda loves the cantankerous old goat and doesn't want to leave her home. She checks with a lawyer and learns that she is legally Shugfoot's common law wife, so she buys herself a ring and lets him know that she's staying put. Jonelle arrives in town and realizes she's been shut out of her cushy arrangement, so she moves in with her sister and brother-in-law, Sheriff Jody. Five years earlier, Jody and Jonelle were an item, and the sheriff is anxious to continue their illicit fling, but all Jonelle wants to do is get rid of Linda and get her hands on her uncle's considerable fortune. When Jody won't help her, Jonelle turns to Bull, the local bootlegger who supplies moonshine whiskey to Shugfoot. Together they hatch a plan to poison the old man, which drives Linda to exact a ghastly revenge. ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Jack Lester
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    Beverly Lunsford
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    Jim Reader
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    Virginia Wood
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