Release date1968 (1968) WriterLeighton J. Peatman (screenplay), Art Names (screenplay), John T. Wilson (screenplay) CastJody Daniels (Finley 'Critter' Jones), Leslie McRay (Michele Casey (as Leslie McRae)), Tom Pace (Buz Nichols), Mark Herron (Leo McCabe), Bara Byrnes (Joanie Nichols) Music directorNicholas Carras, Chris Howard Similar moviesBlackhat, It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Memento, Burnt, Silver Linings Playbook
TaglineThe glitz and glamor of being a big time Hollywood Go-Go dancer looked good from a distance, but up-close it was another story...this story
Girl in gold boots trailer 1968
Girl in Gold Boots is a 1968 crime/drama film about the seedy underworld of go-go dancing, directed by Ted V. Mikels, who also directed The Astro-Zombies.
Michele, a young woman who works at a dead-end job, is convinced by an untrustworthy man named Buz to go with him to Los Angeles, where he claims to have connections that can land her a job as a Go-Go dancer. The two head to L.A., along with a hitchhiker named Critter. Once in Los Angeles, Michele gets a job as a dancer and learns how the club owner and other dancers are connected to the drug trade.
Jody Daniels as Finley 'Critter' Jones
Leslie McRay as Michele Casey (as Leslie McRae)
Tom Pace as Buz Nichols
Mark Herron as Leo McCabe
Bara Byrnes as Joanie Nichols
William Bagdad as Marty
Victor Izay as Mr. Casey
Harry Lovejoy as Harry Blatz
James Victor as Joey
Rod Wilmoth as Officer
Chris Howard as Chris
Mike Garrison as Station Attendant
Michael Derrick as Car Attendant
Sheila Roberts as Store Clerk
Dennis Childs as Jail Inmate
In 2001, Image Entertainment released the Region 1 DVD of Girl in Gold Boots. This version is now out-of-print. In 2007, a Region 0 DVD of the movie was released by Alpha Video.
Girl in Gold Boots was featured as a Season 10 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Apparent skips in the print used in the television program led to some amusing continuity problems, including a scene in a diner in which Buz suddenly appears in his seat next to Michele and Critter as if he teleports in during their conversation. One DVD release (from MMI Image Entertainment, using a print from Geneni Film Distributing Company), shows the scene without the "teleport" skip but has its own continuity breaks, suggesting two different prints from the original film were used.
Nearly half of the songs in this music-laden movie, including the title song, were written by singer-songwriter and sound engineer Chris Howard, who appears as himself and is backed by a band called "The Third World" in the credits (not to be confused with the reggae band Third World). One scene features bongo player Preston Epps, who had achieved some fame a decade earlier with his 1959 pop hit, "Bongo Rock". In fact, Epps is listed in the opening credits as "that Bongo Rock man." Another notable band member at the club in L.A. is Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player for Booker T. & the M.G.'s.