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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 »
User Reviews:
Fun trash 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)

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:
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:
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 »
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Soundtrack:
Walk on the Wild SideSee more »

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Hedda Hopper Wrote What About "Wild Side"?
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30 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Fun trash, 24 February 2003
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

In 1930s New Orleand Texan Laurence Harvey (!!) finds one time lover Capucine (!!!) working in a bordello. He wants to take her away, but the bordello's lesbian madam, Barbara Stanwyck wants Capucine for herself. Then there's Jane Fonda as a real wild girl...

Film starts off with a great title sequence that perfectly sets the tone of the film--loud, brassy and dirty. This was probably considered pretty controversial it its time (in fact it's never made totally clear than Stanwyck is a lesbian, but there are hints all over the place), but it's a camp classic now. It's sleazy but lots on fun with tons of campy dialogue to spare. Apparantely this film had a very whimsical casting director--Harvey (an English actor) and Capucine (a French actress) play Texans and Anne Baxter (in a black fright wig) is a Mexican!

The acting varies--Harvey is just OK with a credible Texas accent; Fonda is really great projecting raw sexuality; Capucine is beautiful but wooden; Stanwyck chews the scenery in a very amusing way and Baxter turns in a very moving and great performance.

Lots of fun with the right crowd--I saw it years ago with a gay and lesbian crowd and we laughed all the way through it!

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