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Walk on the Wild Side
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Director:
Writers:
Nelson Algren (novel)
John Fante (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 February 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
a new kind of love story starring ... See more »
Plot:
At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(75 articles)
User Reviews:
What's Not to Like? See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laurence Harvey ... Dove Linkhorn

Capucine ... Hallie Gerard

Jane Fonda ... Kitty Tristram / Kitty Twist

Anne Baxter ... Teresina Vidaverri

Barbara Stanwyck ... Jo Courtney

Joanna Moore ... Miss Precious
Richard Rust ... Oliver

Karl Swenson ... Schmidt / Courtney

Don 'Red' Barry ... Dockery (as Donald Barry)

Juanita Moore ... Mama

John Anderson ... Preacher

Ken Lynch ... Frank Bonito
Todd Armstrong ... Lt. Omar Stroud (as Todd Anderson)
Sherry O'Neil ... Reba
John Bryant ... Spence
Kathryn Card ... Landlady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Bronson ... Amy Gerard (scenes deleted)
Ted Jacques ... Sheriff (scenes deleted)
Chester Jones ... Black Waiter (scenes deleted)
Adrienne Marden ... Eva Gerard (scenes deleted)
Paul Maxey ... Auctioneer (scenes deleted)
Joni Beth Morris ... Little Girl (scenes deleted)
Bill Walker ... Black Man (scenes deleted)
Murray Alper ... Diner in Teresina's Cafe (uncredited)
Steve Benton ... 2nd Van Driver (uncredited)
Nesdon Booth ... Guard in Teresina's Cafe (uncredited)
Cordy Clark ... Grocery Shop Attendant (uncredited)
Crahan Denton ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
Barbara Hines ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Virginia Holden ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Alexander Lockwood ... Doctor in Teresina's Café (uncredited)
Edward Mallory ... Gentleman with Hallie (uncredited)
Elaine Martone ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Miss Masters ... Tony (uncredited)

Patricia Tiernan ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Ray Walker ... Salesman in Teresina's Cafe (uncredited)
Willard Waterman ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
Florence Wyatt ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
Nelson Algren (novel "A Walk on the Wild Side")

John Fante (screenplay) and
Edmund Morris (screenplay)

Raphael Hayes  uncredited
Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... presentation producer
Charles K. Feldman .... producer
Joseph Lebworth .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joe MacDonald)
 
Film Editing by
Harry W. Gerstad  (as Harry Gerstad)
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire  (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Ben Nye .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director
Blake Edwards .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Saul Bass .... title designer
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stocker Fontelieu .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brook Benton .... vocals
Elmer Bernstein .... songs
Mack David .... songs
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Jack Dumont .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Blake Edwards .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:

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Trivia:
According to Penny Stallings' 'Flesh and Fantasy', when Barbara Stanwyck first encountered Laurence Harvey on the set lounging in his gold brocade bathrobe and drinking champagne, she walked up to him and said, "All right, Larry, let's go! Get your ass in gear. We've got a picture to make, and I don't have time for prima donnas!" After a moment of silence, this struck Harvey as highly amusing and he burst into laughter. He and Stanwyck immediately became friends.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Dove arranges to meet Hallie "the day after tomorrow." But when they meet, he says, "You look different, even since yesterday."See more »
Quotes:
Kitty Twist:I run the candy concession.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Bass on Titles (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Walk on the Wild SideSee more »

FAQ

Hedda Hopper Wrote What About "Wild Side"?
World Premiere Took Place When?
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
What's Not to Like?, 17 December 2006
Author: 5November from United States

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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