Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Doll Squad, Why Call The Navy SEALs When These Gals Are Available?

Today, another Ted V. Mikels classic, The Doll Squad from 1973. As far as B movies go, this is a good one.  Try this.  Next time you are attending a dinner party with a bunch of bores who claim to be sophisticated, turn the conversation to classic film.  When the host extols the virtues of To Kill A Mockingbird, let her know that film reminds you of the classic, The Doll Squad.  Then watch the faces of the other guests.  They will look at you as if you had lobsters crawling out of your ears.

The plot:  Does it really matter?  An elite government team clad in either bikinis or tight body suits with white go-go boots saves the world from Michael Ansara (if you watched Hawaii 5-0, The Streets of San Francisco, or Kojak, you have seen this great character actor).  The suave Eamon O'Reilly (Ansara) blows up a NASA space launch and threatens to destroy the world.  The Doll Squad is called in to save the day.
  Their leader, Sabrina Kincaid (Francine York of The Centerfold Girls) tries to assemble her beautiful squad.  O'Reilly is smart.  He anticipates this and sends out assassins to kill each of the babes.  After some of them are gunned down, the surviving members, now short handed, head to the island where O'Reilly has his compound and pseudo army.  Now, armed with a desire for revenge and big smiles, The Doll Squad races against the clock to keep O'Reilly from spreading a germ into the population that will kill everyone but him and his chosen few.

Flame throwing cigarettes, poison, guns and even a sword are utilized by Sabrina's girls against O'Reilly's army.  If you have been bored lately by the grouchiness of the latest Bond movies, The Doll Squad is a movie to see.  Say what you may about this early 1970s cult film, it is an infinitely more rewarding view than Kramer Vs. Kramer.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to see this moive one day. looks exciting.