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Director:
Writers:
Nelson Algren (novel)
John Fante (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 February 1962 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Old style meller trying to bust out of its Production Code corset. See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Laurence Harvey ... Dove Linkhorn

Capucine ... Hallie Gerard

Jane Fonda ... Kitty Twist

Anne Baxter ... Teresina Vidaverri

Barbara Stanwyck ... Jo Courtney

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

Karl Swenson ... Schmidt

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 Cafe (uncredited)
Steve Benton ... 2nd Van Driver (uncredited)

Nesdon Booth ... (uncredited)
Cordy Clark ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Crahan Denton ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
Barbara Hines ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Virginia Holden ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Alexander Lockwood ... Doctor (uncredited)
Edward Mallory ... Sidekick (uncredited)
Elaine Martone ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Miss Masters ... Tony (uncredited)

Patricia Tiernan ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Salesman in Cafe (uncredited)
Willard Waterman ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Florence Wyatt ... Prostitute (uncredited)
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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 .... 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 Nye .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director
 
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
Jack Dumont .... musician (principal saxophone)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
Blake Edwards .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 

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114 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Kitty Twist:I run the candy concession.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Bass on Titles (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Old style meller trying to bust out of its Production Code corset., 29 June 2007
Author: Boomer-51 from Bradenton, FL, USA

This film is strangely reminiscent of Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck pictures like 'Baby Face' or 'Women They Talk About.' But, what makes the film so much fun is its marvelously fractured casting. It's rumored that the film owes its existence to Capucine. Charles Feldman, the talent agent, mounted the production to showcase his protégée and (some say) girlfriend. She's quite a beauty, but what makes her performance so remarkable is that she's totally oblivious to the fact that she doesn't belong in this film.

Laurence Harvey has the Southern accent down. And, as for Jane Fonda, this was the one break in her endless string of coy sex kitten roles from the sixties where she proves she can act. Some say she overdoes it, but I think she provides the real spice in this film.

In the midst of this batch of newcomers hobbled together from around the world (although they're all playing indigenous Southerners) are two pros trained in the old Hollywood studios. This is hardly a high point for Barbara Stanwyck. But, she proves that you can put her down anywhere - in a screwball comedy, a tearjerker, a hard-boiled film noir, or a TV western - and she can hold her own.

Anne Baxter acquits herself well in the thankless task of playing a humble Mexican. Probably less well known for her accomplishments than Stanwyck, she won an Oscar for playing one of the greatest dramatic arcs given to an actress in the forties in "The Razor's Edge." These two pros give some dignity to a film that easily could have degenerated in to laughable kitsch.

This film is notorious for its overt portrayal of a lesbian character. But, it actually has a more interesting gay connection. Fonda, against the prohibition of director Edward Dymyrik, was secretly being coached in her dressing room by her 'secretary' and live-in boyfriend Andreas Voutsinas. Six years later, he would set a new benchmark for outrageous mincing queens as Carmen Ghia in Mel Brooks' "The Producers."

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