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Release Date:
5 August 1960 (USA) See more »
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The flowers that kill in the Spring TRA-LA See more »
Plot:
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jonathan Haze ... Seymour Krelboyne
Jackie Joseph ... Audrey Fulquard
Mel Welles ... Gravis Mushnick

Dick Miller ... Burson Fouch
Myrtle Vail ... Winifred Krelboyne
Tammy Windsor ... Shirley
Toby Michaels ... Shirley's Friend
Leola Wendorff ... Mrs. Siddie Shiva
Lynn Storey ... Mrs. Hortense Fishtwanger - Society of Silent Flower Observers of Southern California
Wally Campo ... Det. Sgt .Joe Fink / Narrator
Jack Warford ... Det. Frank Stoolie
Meri Welles ... Leonora Clyde (as Merri Welles)
John Herman Shaner ... Dr. Phoebus Farb (as John Shaner)

Jack Nicholson ... Wilbur Force
Dodie Drake ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Coogan ... Tramp (uncredited)
Jack Griffin ... Drunk (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith ... Kloy Haddock - hold-up man / Screaming Patient / Audrey Junior (uncredited) (voice)
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Directed by
Roger Corman 
Charles B. Griffith (uncredited)
Mel Welles (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)

Roger Corman  co-writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... produced by
 
Original Music by
Fred Katz 
Ronald Stein (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (photographer) (as Archie Dalzell)
Vilis Lapenieks (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Neilan Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Dixon .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
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Karl Brainard .... property master (as Carl Brainard)
 
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Philip Mitchell .... sound recordist (as Phillip Mitchell)
 
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72 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-11 (DVD rating) (2007) | Finland:S (1998) | Ireland:PG | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: re-edited) (2009) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1999) (2003) (2004) (2005) (2008) (2009) | UK:A (original rating: theatrical rating) (1973) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
Roger Corman would shoot scenes with two cameras rolling at once while placed at different angles. He rarely shot re-takes and spent little time on lighting scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Frank walks into Detective Fink's office, sits down and lights a cigarette. The cigarette remains in his mouth until a close-up shot, where it is missing. When the wide shot is resumed, the cigarette is back again.See more »
Quotes:
sign in flower shop:Lots Plants CheapSee more »
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Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.100" (2010)See more »
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Deck the HallsSee more »

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35 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
I lurve this movie!, 3 April 2004
Author: Ben_Cheshire from Oz

Funny, sexy black comedy shot by "King of the B's" Roger Corman on a landmark budget of 27 000 and in landmark time of only 2 days! Its the funniest movie i've seen from 1960 or before, and between this fact, the fact that it is black comedy, and the fact that it has the charm and lack of pretension of a cheaply made horror movie, its no wonder it has such a huge cult following.

It has the incredibly sexy Jackie Joseph, one of the most buxom lasses i've ever seen, and many risque scenes, which, along with the jazzy soundtrack and black humour, give this a much freer feel than any studio picture of the era, or any picture before. Its humour hasn't aged a bit - and feels quite modern compared to most humour of the day.

As an added curio, this features Jack Nicholson in his first ever appearance in a feature film (he was in one short film before it), as the nerdy, masochistic patient who squeals with delight when the dentist is drilling holes in his mouth and pulling teeth. Though its only a five minute part, its a great part.

The movie is filled with an edgy humour that the remakes (including the broadway musical, which the 1986 film was based on) are too conservative for. I thoroughly recommend it to you.

Corman went on to become one of the most important producers of the century, since he provided opportunities to many young filmmakers in the 70's, whose projects the major studios would never have invested in, and so we would have been deprived of the talents of Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), Martin Scorcese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and many others. Corman taught them how to just go out and make a good movie, and make it cheaply - and his major qualification to be able to teach them this, in my opinion, is that he made Little Shop of Horrors.

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