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Kitten with a Whip (1964)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Action  |  15 January 1965 (West Germany)
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A rising political star faces scandal and blackmail when the young woman he tries to help turns out to be a juvenile delinquent.

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Jody, a juvenile delinquent, escapes from reform school by stabbing a matron and attempting to burn down the building and then takes refuge in a house owned by an ambitious politician David Patton. Despite the hellcat's ample charms, the would-be officeholder wants nothing to do with her and tries to drive her away. She responds by shortly returning to his house accompanied by a gang of delinquent pals and taking him hostage. A sudden act of violence causes more trouble, leading Jody and her gang to hijack David and force him to drive a getaway car to Mexico. Written by alfiehitchie

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Every man who sees her digs her... but she digs kicks of a very special kind! See more »


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15 January 1965 (West Germany)  »

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La chatte au fouet  »

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Nancy Kwan was originally announced for title role. See more »

Goofs

When Jody lies down in Kathy's bed the shelf above her head is low enough for her to easily reach up for the stuffed animal. The next day the shelf is suddenly much higher up on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Jody Dvorak: I feel so shiny good about you - about everything! Like, wonderful!
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Referenced in Cheers: Strange Bedfellows: Part 1 (1986) See more »

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Overwrought melodrama, but one with a prickly edge
19 November 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Ann-Margret gets her first dramatic role, that of a delinquent sociopath named Jody who's all out for KICKS! The part stuck her with a 'bad girl' rep for a number of years, but the good news is A-M seems to relish this change of pace and gives an exceptionally strong performance. Unfortunately, the general handling of "Kitten With a Whip" is far too broad and quasi-colorful, and the film fails as a message picture, though its stale J-D clichés and overwrought dialogue ("You're so nothing painted blue!", "Where the hell is T-town?!") turns it into a dizzying dark comedy. John Forsythe plays a weakling politician who gets mixed up with the girl and her creepy post-teenage buddies, and the plot-developments become increasingly far-fetched. Still, the black-and-white cinematography is excellent, Ann-Margret is electric, and the pacing seldom flags. *** from ****


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