WHAT A TRAMP!
The trashy Claudelle Inglish (1961) starring Fantasy Femme Diane McBain as the Southern vixen is getting a rare airing on Turner Classic Movies Friday night June 1 at midnight. Based on a novel by Erskine Caldwell, it is the story of a Southern farm girl, who after getting jilted by fiancee Chad Everett, turns into the town bad girl using men until she meets a bad end.
A Warner Bros. contract player, Diane McBain beat out Connie Stevens, Shirley Knight and others to get this much coveted role. This was released after McBain played an unhappy drunken socialite in Parrish opposite Troy Donahue. She was so good in both movies that they typed her as the bad girl in many films to come despite her comedic turn for two seasons on ABC-TV’s Surfside 6.