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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 23 March 1962 (Italy)
At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hallie Gerard
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Teresina Vidaverri
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Jo Courtney
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Miss Precious
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Oliver
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Schmidt / Courtney
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Dockery (as Donald Barry)
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Mama
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Frank Bonito
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Lt. Omar Stroud (as Todd Anderson)
Sherry O'Neil ...
Reba
John Bryant ...
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At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who is now searching for her. When Linkhorn learns the truth of her profession he triggers a chain of events involving a number of people, including the young Kitty with whom he travelled from Texas and who is now the Doll House newest recruit. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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THIS IS AN ADULT PICTURE! Parents should exercise discretion in permitting the immature to see it. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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23 March 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Auf glühendem Pflaster  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The striking title sequence for " Walk on the Wild Side " was created by Saul Bass. See more »

Goofs

The jukebox in Teresina's diner is a Wurlitzer model 1015. The 1015 was a post-war model produced from 1946 through 1947 and would not have been seen in the Depression. See more »

Quotes

Dove Linkhorn: What are you doing here, Kit?
Kitty Twist: I run the candy concession.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits are shown over a background of a newspaper showing the doll house crowd convictions, then we follow a black cat as it walks over the newspaper and farther down the street. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk on the Wild Side
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Mack David
Sung by Brook Benton
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What's Not to Like?
17 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

An itinerant Texas dirt farmer searches for his lost love discovered now working in a New Orleans brothel where she is the "favorite" of the madam of the house. Much has been written about the superb opening and closing credits and the jazzy music and stunning b/w photography but this film also expertly captures a time (Depression)and place and mood and has a totally engaging story (pared down from Nelson Algren's large novel)and a wonderful cast with Laurence Harvey, Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Baxter, a young Jane Fonda and the goddess-like Capucine as the center of attention. Various biogs of these stars say it was not a happy production but the finished product is highly polished.


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