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A Cold Wind in August (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 1 May 1961 (Sweden)
An older woman seduces an impressionable working-class boy who falls deeply in love with her. Disillusionment sets in when the boy discovers that she is a stripper.

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Iris Hartford
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Vito Pellegrino
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Papa Pellegrino (as Joe DeSantis)
Clarke Gordon ...
Harry (as Clark Gordon)
Janet Brandt ...
Shirley
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Al
Ann Atmar ...
Carol
Jana Taylor ...
Alice
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Mary
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(as Charles Brill)
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Juley Franz
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An older woman seduces an impressionable working-class boy who falls deeply in love with her. Disillusionment sets in when the boy discovers that she is a stripper.

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If you care about love, you'll talk about a teenage boy and a woman who is all allure, all tenderness... and too much experience

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Lola Albright and co--star Herschel Bernardi had previously supported Craig Stevens in Blake Edwards' PETER GUNN, which often featured the sultry Albright coolly singing jazz standards. See more »

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Whatever Lola Wants
4 September 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Looking every bit the 29 years old he actually was when A Cold Wind In August was filmed, Scott Marlowe plays a 17 year old who lights the fire of a stripper who lives in his building. It would have been more realistic had they gotten someone closer to the age of 17, but I'm betting even this independent production wasn't going to get that one through in a film industry still dominated by the omnipresent Code.

Lola Albright plays the stripper whose air conditioning goes on the fritz and she calls the building superintendent Joe DeSantis for help. DeSantis sends young Marlowe up who gets the education of his life from Lola. Pretty soon Marlowe and Albright are getting it on hot and heavy and causing no small amount of gossip.

A Cold Wind In August, groundbreaking in its day hasn't really aged well. Marlowe's miscasting doesn't help. Albright does deliver a good performance and the ending which she owns is unforgettable. Too bad the rest of the film wasn't as good.


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