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When Strangers Meet (1964)
"Einer Frisst den anderen" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  13 July 1966 (USA)
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Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an ... See full summary »

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Three thieves rip off a shipment of used money being sent back to the US. As they are escaping the robbery (after having taken a hostage), they wind up on an island in a hotel with an apparently crazed manager and a building full of demented residents. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Two killers, a deadly blonde and a million stolen dollars spell death on a lonely, lust-ridden island. See more »


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Dog Eat Dog!  »

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Ray Nazarro is credited as director in official Italian and UK records, because it was not changed when the Production company sold the project. He did not start filming, and his name was not credited on screen: the German version was credited to Gustav Gavrin, and the English dubbed version, with a different cut and shorter, was credited to Richard E. Cunha. See more »

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Darlene: I'd rather have fresh panties in Teaneck, New Jersey.
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Spoofs Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Underrated Sixties Noir
23 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All of the critical scorn directed at Dog Eat Dog is rather perplexing, since it's a tense, starkly photographed, bleak and sleazy shot of cool 60s crime melodrama.

Dog Eat Dog is similar in its strange look and feel to Roman Polanski's Cul-de-Sac (there's even a bald creep who resembles Donald Pleasence), but with a more straightforward hard boiled edge and noirish dialogue, with Cameron Mitchell cynically dubbing Jayne Mansfield's breasts her "double indemnity".

Shot in beautiful locations and full of interesting, unusual faces, this is a crazy winner that ought to please fans of Mitchell, Mansfield, or offbeat genre films and black comedies generally. Mitchell even gets to go nuts and tear apart a whorehouse, yelling incoherently about money and gasoline. Really, what could be better?


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