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The Little Shop of Horrors -- Seymour Krelboyne (Jonathan Haze) works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker Audrey Fulquard (Jackie Joseph).
The Little Shop of Horrors -- US Home Video Extra (Clip) from Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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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)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
Charles B. Griffith (uncredited)
Mel Welles (uncredited)
 
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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)

Roger Corman  co-writer (uncredited)

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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)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master (as Carl Brainard)
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound recordist (as Phillip Mitchell)
 
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72 min
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Certification:
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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Charles B. Griffith stood off-screen providing the voice of Audrey Junior as a reference for the actors. The voice of the plant was supposed to be dubbed in by another actor in post-production, but Griffith's vocalization of the plant got laughs - and director Roger Corman was notoriously cheap - so his voice remained in the final print of the film.See more »
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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:
Burson Fouch:Anyway, I've got to go home. My wife's making gardenias for dinner.See more »
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Deck the HallsSee more »

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43 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Still Unique Even After 45 Years, 31 October 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Here's a movie that's gone from cult classic to just plain classic. For me, it's one of the few "cult classics" I saw when it was released and then first shown on television. I loved it then, and I love it now.

Forget the musical re-make made in the 1980s. It couldn't hold a candle to the original.

"Original" is what this is, too. and nowadays, it's great to have it on DVD in which the audio is clear and the picture pretty sharp.

I have always particularly enjoyed the many humorous lines delivered by Mel Welles, who plays the flower shop owner. He is the real comedian of the cast, although the plant does quite well as do the two leads played by Jonathan Haze and Jackie Joseph. The latter two are a little more subtle in their comedy.

All the characters in here are totally whacked, from Haze's hypochondriac mother to Dick Miller's flower-eating character to the Jewish mother who always has a dead relative to moan about and to the dentist and his patient. The latter, of course, is Jack Nicholson, making his movie debut and looking about 16 years old.

In the end, though, what one remembers most is the plant demanding, over and over, to "Feeeeeed me!!"

For that, the plant and the film never fail to make me laugh.

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