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Release Date:
21 February 1962 (USA) See more »
a new kind of love story starring ... See more »
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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  (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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114 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Dove arranges to meet Hallie "the day after tomorrow." But when they meet, he says, "You look different, even since yesterday."See more »
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 friend of God or man - standing there hollering hate to the world. God is love. God is mercy and forgiveness. Try preaching that sometime Mr. Preacher. Teach people to forgive, not to crawl in fear. Teach people to love, not hate. preach the good book - preach the truth.
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Love for sale in New Orleans..., 27 June 2007
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Laurence Harvey is terrific as a penniless Texas cowboy who hitches his way to New Orleans in the 1930s in search of a lost summer love, a French artist who--unbeknownst to him--is now working at a bordello; Barbara Stanwyck is the madame at the Doll House, married to a crippled tough but with heavy lesbian leanings towards Capucine, the girl who broke Harvey's heart; Jane Fonda is pretty good as a teen tramp who also ends up working for Stanwyck, and Anne Baxter is a proprietress of a diner who takes Harvey in. Though based on a novel by Nelson Algren, this screenplay sometimes plays like sub-Tennessee Williams, with the rather laughable story-conceit that New Orleans was just another small town in the '30s (walk up the street and you've seen it all!). Capucine, haughty and breathless, matches up well with Harvey, and her run-ins with benefactor Stanwyck are heated, but those hoping for some crackling gay subtext will be disappointed (Barbara's inclinations aren't hypothetical, but she's hardly out of the closet). There are some good, fruity lines of tough-talking dialogue, and more sentimental moments that have surprising resonance (as when Baxter says, "Why can't two people care about each other...without the world making it dirty?"). Of course it's Hollywood-ized, with a camp score by Elmer Bernstein and Joanna Moore as the resident good-hearted tootsie who gets taken for granted. But Fonda has a great scene near the end when she helps Capucine out of a jam, and Harvey makes a big impression on the audience without overdoing or overstating his sleek handsomeness. *** from ****

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