Mr. No Legs in Louisville and Indianapolis – May, 1978

Louisville, 5-13-78 – The Amazing Mr. No Legs has picked up a small cult following recently for being very unique and good in the low-budget Action film scene of The 70’s. The end of the decade was filled with wild stuff playing here and there, but one has to admit that Ted Vollrath’s star turn as the title role was in a category of one. In this Louisville showing, it’s with the all mighty Switchblade Sisters and Jackson County Jail in a show that was a great night out at the Drive In.

Ricou Browning, the Gill Man in Creature from the Black Lagoon, Directed this flick in Florida after gigs Directing episodes of Flipper and Gentle Ben, although the budget seriously looked like quite a drop from what he worked with before. It’s still not a bad film filled with plenty of bad music, 70’s fashions, and a good twist on battling drug lords (and a Mountain High better than Rene Martinez, Jr.’s The Guy from Harlem, also shot in Florida). Look for Richard Jaeckel (Green Slime, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Mako: The Jaws of Death, Grizzly, and a lot of TV shows), John Agar (Sands of Iwo Jima, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, the 1976 King Kong, the ill-fated X-Rated How’s Your Love Life), and Rance Howard (A legend who’s then-recent appearances were in Ron Howard’s Grand Theft Auto and Eat My Dust among others…and he’s still active in Acting!).


Vollrath was seriously a strong guy who battled the odds – A Marine who fought in the Korean War, he had his legs amputated after being injured in combat and learned Martial Arts which he later taught. Although this was his only film, it’s great to know that he was a true success with what he wanted to do. While this film was playing here and there, mainly in the Heartland and South from what I know, he was already known in the Martial arts field.

I will look for some Canadian dates as this was picked up by Cinepix and other playdates. Stay tuned!

~ by screen13 on January 12, 2017.

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