Candice Rialson Is A Sexy “Pet!” My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” Shows Off Her “Chatterbox!”

The Fascinating Career Of Candice Rialson!

One reason I love doing my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” is to shine a spotlight on great Cult Movie Queens – like the beautiful and talented Candice Rialson!

Rialson was born in Santa Monica, California and when she was 18 years old she won “Miss Hermosa Beach” and ended up working as a go-go dancer.

Winning “Miss Hermosa Beach” led to a small part in the film “The Gay Deceivers” in 1969, and in the 70’s she was in a number of classic cut films!

She was living in Malibu when someone told her she would be ideal for the lead in a low budget film, “Pets”.

“Candy” Rialson was cast and her career was launched!

The camera loved her, and so did Critics.

“The main reason to watch it is Rialson, who has to carry the whole movie on her shoulders and is very impressive… she’s very natural on screen, comfortable with her body, believable in the role and sexy as hell,” said Diabolique magazine.

Next the cult movie production company New World offered her the lead in “Candy Stripe Nurses” in 1974.

I’ve shared stories about the fascination with nurses in 70’s cult cinema, and you can see more of them by clicking on my story here:

https://jrsploitation.com/2020/03/21/celebrating-student-nurses-night-call-nurses-exploitations-greatest-naked-nurse-movies/

Rialson was next featured in another great cult film with a wild cult title!

“Mama’s Dirty Girls”!

What a great title, and poster as well! This 1974 exploitation film had a simple story:

Mama loves men, but she loves money even more. She’s trained her three teenage daughters to meet, marry and murder men for their money!

Candice was on a roll – after her success as a “Dirty Girl”, it was time to stroll down “Hollywood Boulevard!”

“Hollywood Boulevard” was the directorial debut of Allan Arkush and Joe Dante in 1976.

Candice Rialson stars as an aspiring actress who has just arrived in Los Angeles, and the entire film was made in ten days for less than $60,000!

Here’s the trailer:

Although Candice didn’t say this line in the film, I’ve always remembered it as a perfect example of low budget filmmaking:

Director: “Now Bobbi, this is your big moment. You have the line that sums up the entire inner meaning, the core, the essence of the entire film. Are you ready? All right. Action!”

Bobbi Quackenbush: [naked, holding a machete to a naked man’s throat] “Now get it up or I’ll cut it off!”

This low low budget film was a hit for Candice, but that may have hurt her career. As one article about her noted:

“Although never reluctant to take her clothes off, Rialson was always more ‘cutie’ than sleazy, but she became so notorious for her B-movie work that mainstream directors hesitated to hire her”.

That being said, there was one more big hit on her resume – the most notorious of all:

Candice Shares Her “Chatterbox!

This 1977 film has a hilarious premise, about a woman with a talking vagina!

Check out the trailer, which has a lot of fun with the wacky premise!

The film was a bit hit, but Candice didn’t even know the premise when she got the call!

“I didn’t know what it was about when I auditioned but I got the picture real quick,” said Rialson later.

Candice spend a lot of time nude in the film, or semi-clad while microphones are aimed down below…it was a perfect drive-in movie for the era!

But that was it – even with the success of “Chatterbox” Candice was soon out of the business, choosing to get married and raise a family.

“I just didn’t want to do it anymore,” she later said.

Sadly, the cult movie star died of liver disease in 2006…

Her films remain widely available ondemand – “Chatterbox” in particular, and several are on DVD and blu-ray as well:

She wasn’t the only cult movie queen to have a short run in film before retiring…

Rae Sperling starred in two cult 70’s gem, then disappeared from sight. Why?

You can click here to see her story, with more pictures and trailers as well:

https://jrsploitation.com/2020/04/13/cult-movie-queen-rae-sperling-only-made-two-films-my-2020-sex-kitten-countdown-wants-to-know-why/

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5 replies

  1. ‘Chatterbox’ is definitely in the ‘so bad it’s good’ category. Good feature, John. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I will, without irony, call the ending of CHATTERBOX one of the best in film history.

    Candace Rialson could’ve had the lead in WHAT’S UP, DOC? She had that kind of presence. It’s too bad she split the biz, but filmmaking, at any level, is grinding I’m sure.

    On an unrelated note, I wonder if anybody’s bothered to do a compendium of 70s movie posters depicting artistically rendered explosions? From MAMA’S DIRTY GIRLS (above) through THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and beyond, the well-rendered earth-shattering blast was a staple of motion picture promo art during film’s Greatest Decade.

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