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Desperate Living (1977)

R 05/27/1977 (US) ComedyCrimeFantasyHorror 1h 30m

It isn't very pretty…


A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

  1. John Waters

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mink Stole

    Mink Stole

    Peggy Gravel

  2. Jean Hill

    Grizelda Brown

  3. Susan Lowe

    Susan Lowe

    Mole McHenry

  4. Liz Renay

    Liz Renay

    Muffy St. Jacques

  5. Edith Massey

    Edith Massey

    Queen Carlotta

  6. Mary Vivian Pearce

    Mary Vivian Pearce

    Princess Coo-Coo

  7. Brook Yeaton

    Bosley Jr. (as Brook Blake)

  8. Karen Gerwig


  9. Jay Allan


  10. View More

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Desperate Living
Desperate Living

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $65,000.00

Revenue -


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