Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
In this depressing slice of Southern decadence, Myrtle (Lynn Redgrave) is a woman of questionable virtue who marries an ailing man on a television game show. Jeb (James Coburn) hopes to sire an heir so his greedy half-brother (Robert Hooks) won't inherit the family fortune. Myrtle jumps into the beds of both Jeb and his brother Chicken in an effort to cover all the bases and get her own hands on the money. The story is taken from the Tennessee Williams play The Seven Descents Of Myrtle. The soundtrack is provided by Quincy Jones.
contest, family, game-show, love, love-triangle, marriage, prize, racism, show, television, town, winner