Roger Corman was once asked why he made movies. He answered “Because that’s where the money is.” Actually, that’s what bankrobber Willie Sutton said about banks, but that way the quote doesn’t have anything to do with Roger Corman, so it would be pretty silly to even bring it up.

Because I couldn’t think of anything better to do, I mused upon Corman’s career as a director and producer, then looked at Swamp Women, one of the first films he directed, and then finally turned my gaze upon Avalanche, one of the man’s few real turkeys. It was a turkey that made money, though, and for Oscar winner Roger Corman, that was the sweetest award of them all.

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