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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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At Home with Stanwyck & Company! Come On In........ See more (45 total) »


  (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?

Several contemporary reviewers mentioned that, although the film was set in the 1930s, Capucine seemed to be wearing contemporary (1962) fashions. Director Edward Dmytryk stated that it was because she was the "protege" of producer Charles K. Feldman, who decreed that, despite the film's 1930s setting, she would be dressed in the latest Pierre Cardin designs.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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
At Home with Stanwyck & Company! Come On In........, 8 October 2009
Author: JLRMovieReviews from United States

Laurence Harvey is on a quest to find his true love. He couldn't leave his ailing father, so of course Capucine as Hallie wound up in a house of sin in New Orleans, headed by Barbara Stanwyck. Laurence befriends Jane Fonda along the way to find Hallie, and Jane takes an instant liking to him and does what she can to get his attention. One pit stop was at Anne Baxter's little diner and gas station.

All this sounds quite simple, but its treatment and style is such that you feel its down-in-the-dirt quality and you get the feeling it's a guilty pleasure in watching it. It also features Juanita Moore, from "Imitation of Life" with Lana Turner, and Joanna Moore (who was the mother of Tatum O'Neal) has a very memorable if somewhat brief role.

For all the great stars and talent in the making of this movie, the one person you really empathize the most for is Anne Baxter, who comes to feel something for Laurence Harvey. Everyone else, including Laurence and Jane, are portrayed as somewhat selfish and hard in their own way; in other words, these are not very likable people. Even Capucine, who the viewer is supposed to feel sorry for in her predicament, doesn't really emote enough feelings for the viewer to really care about her.

I know I seem to be giving it a hard time, but I give it an '8' for its entertainment value and presentation with some of the best actors of the time. Like always, Stanwyck is great, and Anne Baxter's accent is so natural, you see the character and not Anne, which is a testimony to her acting chops. So, walk on the wild side with Stanwyck & company.

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