All That Glitters Is Not Gold!
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 05/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie's plot has more holes in it than Swiss cheese! To make matters worse, there are several skips and even some frames missing, which add a level of unintentional humor to the film. Michele is a waitress in a roadside diner who wants to become a professional dancer. One day, Buz walks in and tells her that his sister is a famous dancer. If she'll provide him with companionship, he'll drive her to L.A. and help her break into show business. Before they can leave they also meet Critter, a charming drifter. Long story short, all three end up at the Haunted House, the nightclub in L.A. where Buz's sister Joan is the head dancer. If you look up the word sleazy in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of the nightclub owner. He's also a big time drug pusher, who soon has Buz dealing for him. He's already got Joan hooked on drugs. "I used to have such a pretty mind" she laments, a memorable line that evokes both sympathy and laughter. Joan is washed up and the nightclub owner wants the younger Michele to take her place. Critter winds up stuck as a janitor and stuck on Michele. He refuses to get involved with any illegal activities, except for the fact that he's a draft dodger! This Elvis wannabe is content to sing sappy love songs and stay on the sidelines. Will Michele stick with Buz and claw her way to stardom, or will she run off with the idealistic Critter to find domestic bliss? Watch the "Girl In Gold Boots" and find out for yourself!"