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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 February 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hallie Gerard
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Teresina Vidaverri
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Jo Courtney
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Miss Precious
Richard Rust ...
Oliver
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Schmidt
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Dockery (as Donald Barry)
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Mama
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Preacher
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Frank Bonito
Todd Armstrong ...
Lt. Omar Stroud (as Todd Anderson)
Sherry O'Neil ...
Reba
John Bryant ...
Spence
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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21 February 1962 (USA)  »

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Auf glühendem Pflaster  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming, Capucine objected to filming kissing scenes with Laurence Harvey, feeling that he was not manly enough for her. Harvey reportedly replied, "Perhaps if you were more of a woman, I would be more of a man. Honey, kissing you is like kissing the side of a beer bottle." See more »

Goofs

Dove arranges to meet Hallie "the day after tomorrow." But when they meet, he says, "You look different, even since yesterday." See more »

Quotes

Preacher: Jezebel! That's right, I mean you! Now both of you sinners are hurrying past.
Dove Linkhorn: You got no business with us mister.
Preacher: Oh, sinners is my business. You and that hip-slinging daughter of Satan. You know there's the smell of sulfur and brimstone about you. The smell of hellfire.
Dove Linkhorn: Who ordained preacher?
Preacher: I am self-ordained son; I had the call.
Dove Linkhorn: You were called by the wrong voice mister.
Preacher: Lord strike this sinner down. Send a bolt down to smite and consume the blasphemer now!
Dove Linkhorn: He won't hear you. Cause you no ...
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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 The Cosby Show: Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk on the Wild Side
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Mack David
Sung by Brook Benton
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Once seen never forgotten
27 June 2003 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I found the story in this movie to be a little Ho-hum, but it's filming in black & white gave it a dimension that that stood it apart from films of the same era. The credits and sound track were awesome. Even if you had missed the rest of the film they would have remained with forever. A notable exemption from the credits is Lee Marvin, who played a small but amusing part as a scruffy cook in a roadside diner. He was offended when Lawrence Harvey called him Slob.


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