Review: ‘The Unholy Rollers’

Unholy Rollers is another gander into the rough, tough world of the femme roller derby, a folo-up to Metro's Kansas City Bomber on same subject. Same type of violence and near-mayhem highlight this story of the rise and fall of a skating star.

Unholy Rollers is another gander into the rough, tough world of the femme roller derby, a folo-up to Metro’s Kansas City Bomber on same subject. Same type of violence and near-mayhem highlight this story of the rise and fall of a skating star.

While script by Howard R. Cohen concentrates more on the violence of the track than straight story-line, there’s sufficient propelling narrative to keep audience amply rewarded.

Yarn focuses on Claudia Jennings, who leaves her factory job to win a place on a roller team and almost immediately become its star through her departure from the routinely-planned phony action of opponents on the track and plays for real.

Jennings does yeoman service with role which necessitates her taking plenty of lumps.

The Unholy Rollers

Production

American International. Director Vernon Zimmerman; Producer John Prizer, Jack Bohrer; Screenplay Howard R. Cohen; Camera Mike Shea; Editor George Trirogoff, Yeu-Bun Yee; Music Bobby Hart; Art Director Spencer Quinn

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 88 MIN.

With

Claudia Jennings Louis Quinn Betty Anne Rees Roberta Collins Alan Vint Candice Roman
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