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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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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)
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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Tries Hard to Escape Midland, 22 June 2013
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

The late 50's was a strange time for Movies. There were rumblings of an "expansion of consciousness" if you will, that resulted in attempts, like this one, to explore lurid, unmentionable gruesome violence (against Women), and sexual themes that were previously only barely hinted.

If you were paying attention, it was obvious that the Arts were becoming a more liberal expression of primal urges (Rock n' Roll) that were always there but rarely talked about in polite company. So here we have this lackluster Serial Killer Movie that was just aching to escape from Studio and Audience conventions, but alas, it was not to be.

The "grisly" Murders are very Ho-Hum, one if you can imagine, is just a guy being pushed into a swimming pool. The rest take place off screen. There is a lot of Psycho-Babble, the most scathing coming from a paralyzed hater of all Women. Some of this is slightly entertaining in a trashy kind of way, but not quite enough to save this stiff and incompetently Directed Movie.

People talk and talk and say very little. The Sheriff's investigation is basically talk and talk, occasionally on the telephone, and everyone seems to have sunstroke rendering them immobility and inability to emote.

This is a strange one at best, but at its worst is slowly paced, mostly uninteresting, and lacking any flare.

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