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THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971) * ½

After Night of the Living Dead, George Romero directed this little seen, horribly dated counter culture drama. It stars Ray Laine (who kinda looks like Russell Crowe) as a drifter who falls in and out of love with a commercial actress played by Judith Streiner (AKA: Ridley). Laine and Streiner are good but languish in a dull script (which Romero claims was unfinished). Romero distanced himself from the film (he says he was more of an editor than a director on the film) and rarely talks about it. It’s only worthwhile for die hard Romero fans, who will have fun spotting Russell Streiner and Bill Hinzman, both of whom were in Night of the Living Dead. Laine was also in Romero’s next, Season of the Witch. Producer Lee Hessell also produced Romero’s The Crazies.
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