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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)
 
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)
 
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 not only wrote most of the screenplay, he also stars uncredited as several characters; among them: the screaming dental patient that runs out of Dr. Farb's office, the burglar that breaks into the flower shop, and even the voice of Audrey Jr.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:
Gravis Mushnik:You have perhaps an explanation for this?
Seymour Krelboin:No, but if you give me a minute I'll think of one.
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Deck the HallsSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Plant food!, 17 March 2006
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I remember seeing this on a weekly television show called Chiller, when I was in high school. It was one of those local celebrity things, with an emcee presiding over whatever horror movies were in the library of that particular station. I realized quickly, what an offbeat flick this was. It was utterly hilarious with its moments of masochism, the man eating plant, Audrey one and two, and all the other things that Seymour must deal with just to keep going. The plant controls him and it is a hilarious plant. The black and white neutral staging of the plant is so much better than the flashiness of the musical (though I do like some of those songs). The smallness of this film is what helps make it work. Everyone is a caricature. Jack Nicholson's proudest moment. No wonder he is such a wack, spending all that time in his formative years with Roger Corman. The acting works because it is a period piece. No matter how much we try to reproduce the fifties, it always falls short of just seeing the fifties. It's like Dragnet without the strange suits and the slang of the time. It's just more honest because they weren't trying to reproduce it. I haven't watched this in some time, so I think I'll leave my computer and sit down and watch it again.

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