Wild Party

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Wild Party ★★½ 1974 (R)

It's 1929, a year of much frivolity in Hollywood. Drinking, dancing, maneuvering and almost every sort of romance are the rule of the night at silent film comic Jolly Grimm's sumptuous, star-studded party that climaxes with, among other things, a murder. Well performed but somehow hollow; ambitious Ivory effort unfortunately falls short. Based on Joseph Moncure March's poem, and loosely on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Raquel Welch, James Coco, Perry King, David Dukes, Royal Dano, Tiffany Bolling; D: James Ivory; C: Walter Lassally.