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Director:
Writers:
Richard H. Landau (screenplay)
Peter Godfrey (story)
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Release Date:
24 September 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's every inch a teasing, taunting "Come-on" Blonde. See more »
Plot:
A party girl is murdered, and everyone at a Utah motel is a suspect. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Surly whodunit set in Utah; camp with a clenched-jaw... See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lex Barker ... David Hewson

Anne Bancroft ... Beth Dixon

Mamie Van Doren ... Harriet Ames
Ron Randell ... Edmund Parry

Marie Windsor ... Julia Parry

John Dehner ... Sheriff Jess Holmes
John Holland ... Norman Grant
Diana Van der Vlis ... Louise Miles (as Diana Vandervlis)
Richard H. Cutting ... Dr. John Aitkin (as Richard Cutting)
Larry Chance ... Indian Joe
Gene O'Donnell ... Joseph Felton
Gerald Frank ... Frankie Pierce
Karl MacDonald ... Deputy Fred

Norman Leavitt ... Amos

Stuart Whitman ... Prentiss
David Dwight ... Judge Ben Walters

Dan Blocker ... Mike, the Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Bennett ... Brackett (uncredited)
Mickey Whiting ... Deputy Hib (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard W. Koch 
 
Writing credits
Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau)

Peter Godfrey (story "Wanton Murder")

Produced by
Aubrey Schenck .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
William Margulies (photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Schreyer 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Set Decoration by
Clarence Steensen  (as Clarence Steenson)
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Mary Westmoreland .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Torpin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arden Cripe .... property master
 
Sound Department
Charles Cooper .... sound re-recordist
Earl Cooper .... sound editor
Joe Edmondson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... special photographic effects
Jack Rabin .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Herschel Brown .... key grip
Ben Colman .... camera operator
Joseph Edesa .... lighting technician (as Joe Edesa)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Alexander .... wardrobe
Wesley Jeffries .... wardrobe (as Wesley Jefferies)
 
Music Department
Sam E. Waxman .... music editor (as Sam Waxman)
 
Other crew
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor
Paul Wurtzel .... production coordinator
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Stockings" - USA (alternative title)
"Wanton Murder" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #18281)
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Trivia:
Completed in 1956, but not released until September 1957.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Bikers, Blondes and Blood (1993) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Surly whodunit set in Utah; camp with a clenched-jaw..., 13 October 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Unbelievable murder-mystery centering around an upscale lodge in Utah, wherein sheriff John Dehner (in a cowboy hat) investigates the gruesome slaying of a blonde actress, a "man-hating witch" who had plenty of enemies. Soon, more bodies start popping up, the main suspects being: Lex Barker as the local he-man (with his navel judiciously covered at the pool), Ron Randell as an anti-social quadriplegic, Anne Bancroft as his wet-nurse, Mamie Van Doren as a model, and Larry Chance as Indian Joe (Chance appears to believe his character is a Wooden Indian instead of a Drunken Indian). Low-budget adaptation of Peter Godfrey's short story "Wanton Murder", this B-flick might have been a hoot had it been directed with some flair. Unfortunately, Howard W. Koch (who later became a famous producer) sets up this whodunit like a plodding amateur, and most of the acting is atrocious (including La Bancroft). Van Doren has an oddly surreal tipsy scene that rates as pure camp and Dan Blocker is fun as a leering bartender (how come he isn't a suspect?), but the poor writing defeats Dehner and Randell. The title is mysteriously irrelevant, however the setting is unusual and the black-and-white cinematography isn't bad. Les Baxter's melodramatic score heightens the ridiculousness, but serious movie-lovers will only scoff. ** from ****

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