Common Law Cabin

Common Law Cabin (original title How Much Loving Does a Normal Couple Need?) is a 1967 exploitation film directed by Russ Meyer. The movie features Alaina Capri and Meyer regulars Babette Bardot and Jack Moran. [1]

Common Law Cabin
Directed byRuss Meyer
Written byRuss Meyer
Jack Moran
StarringAlaina Capri
Babette Bardot
Jack Moran
Music byIgo Kantor
CinematographyRuss Meyer
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)
Running time
70 min.
CountryUnited States


Dewey Hoople (Jack Moran) runs a broken down tourist trap along the Colorado River along with his French wife Babette (Babette Bardot) and his daughter Coral (Adele Rein). Business is so bad that Hoople must pay a local alcoholic (Frank Bolger as "Cracker") to entice tourists, called "suckers", to spend some time and money there.



It was co-written by Russ Meyer and Jack Moran, and filmed on location on the Colorado River in Arizona. Other portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.[2]


Roger Ebert later wrote the film, along with Good Morning and Goodbye, was "not among Meyer's best later work. The plots are too diffuse to maintain dramatic tension, the acting is indifferent, and there is an uncharacteristic amount of aimless dialogue. In retrospect, however, these films can be seen as Meyer's gradual disengagement from plot." [3]

See also


  1. King Leer By STEVEN M. LOVELADY Wall Street Journal 24 Apr 1968: 1.
  2. Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2012.Download (Downloadable PDF file)
  3. RUSS MEYER: King of the Nudies Ebert, Roger. Film Comment; New York Vol. 9, Iss. 1, (Jan/Feb 1973): 35-46.

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