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Captain Milkshake (1970)

Director Richard Crawford generated this profoundly-felt protest film about a young Marine called Paul (Geoff Gage) on emergency leave from Vietnam falling in love with Melissa (Andrea Cagan), an anti-war militant hippie girl, in and around real San Diego locations.

Things get complicated with conservative relatives, irate hippies and an ill-fated Mexican drug run, all set to the trippy sounds of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & The Fish, The Steve Miller Band and Kaleidoscope.

Shot in a mixture of monochrome and Technicolor, replete with a necessary dosage of hallucinatory effects, the movie soon got lost in litigation and went unseen for 20 years.

Real hippies, real drugs, real sex and real psychedelic rock ‘n roll mark the pic as a valuable time capsule of the era.

Geoff Gage
Andrea Cagan
David Korn
Ron Barca
Evelyn King
Mrs Fredericks
Belle Greer
Mrs Randolph
Joanne Moore Jordan
Mrs Hamilton
Darlene Conley
Uncle Jimson
James Ashton
Stuart Lancaster
Bob Reece
Kip Winsett
Border Guards
Hal Neilsen
James Hourigan
Mr Toliver
Wally Starr
Loose George
George Driver
Dr Haskell
Richard Morrill

Richard Crawford