Up Your Teddy Bear (1970)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Don Joslyn, who had acted in John Derek's awful The Children, wrote, produced, and directed this completely insane, pseudo-Freudian curio starring Julie Newmar from the Batman TV show as the director of the Mother Knows Best toy company. Newmar is interested in the wooden dolls created by Clyde (Wally Cox from Mr. Peepers), who refuses to let her company sell them. She has a hulking, infantile son named Skippy (Victor Buono, who also appeared on Batman), whom she orders to ply Clyde with prostitutes so he'll sign over the dolls. Angelique Pettyjohn is among the lovely bodies on display, but Clyde won't budge because he has a warped attraction to Newmar, who reminds him of his mother. As if that was not enough, there are some trippy fantasy sequences, plentiful nudity, a Quincy Jones soundtrack, and the alarming sight of Buono in drag. Cultists may note that the film was released by Geneni, Ted V. Mikels' seminal grindhouse firm responsible for The Corpse Grinders and Bob Clark's Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things.



business, industrial-espionage, rival, seduction