Mudhoney (sometimes Mud Honey) is a 1965 film by Russ Meyer based on the novel Streets Paved With Gold by Raymond Friday Locke. The film is a period drama set during the Great Depression. “I got in a little bit over my head,” Meyer said about the film. “That’s when I thought I was Erskine Caldwell, John Steinbeck and George Stevens all in one.”[1]

The film became the inspiration for the name of pioneering Seattle grunge band Mudhoney, formed in 1988. American singer-songwriter Norah Jones‘ album cover for Little Broken Hearts was based upon a poster for the film.

In this Depression-era tale, Calef McKinney (John Furlong) is traveling from Michigan to California and stops in Spooner, Missouri, where Lute Wade (Stuart Lancaster) hires him for odd jobs.

McKinney gets involved with Wade’s niece, Hannah Brenshaw (Antoinette Christiani). But she is married to Sidney (Hal Hopper), a wife-beating drunk who hopes to inherit his uncle-in-law’s money.

Sidney and an eccentric preacher named Brother Hanson (Frank Bolger) plot against McKinney, who finds it difficult to conceal his mysterious past and his growing affection for Sidney’s wife.

Sidney winds up burning his farm and attempting to frame Mckinney. He rapes and murders and preacher’s wife and is killed by the lynch mob.


no extras! black and white, mono, fullscreen, DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic.

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