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Kitten with a Whip (1964)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

La chatte au fouet  »

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Trivia

Recycles portions of Henry Mancini's music from Touch of Evil (1958). See more »

Goofs

The couch and tables between the stairs to the "upstairs" landing keep changing position. Sometimes it's closer to the left stairs and sometimes closer to the right. See more »

Quotes

Jody Dvorak: Everything's so creamy!
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

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Ride the Whip!
1 May 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

The title says it all! A whip is not always a lash... the whip in the title of this cult movie favorite refers to the many ways and means sociopathic sex kitten Jody (Ann-Margaret) dominates and lashes out at everyone in her path. At one point she yanks and tugs the phone cord while the candidate for Senator (John Forsythe) is on the horn to his wife trying to act like nothing's the matter! Cmon, that length of wire is definitely a whip -in Jody's hands! Then later Jody flings a cocktail into the scratchmarks she's inflicted on Forsythe. She's whipping him back and forth, he just wants her to leave without any guilt or scandal- and she uses this over him at any given moment, not sparing herself, as her own guilt and confusion whips her from self-loathing to frenzied party animal in stacatto snaps - I find this movie full of innuendo, black humor, Hitchcockian situations, it's a guilty pleasure! The music is often reminiscent of Pete Rugolo's THRILLER TV soundtrack, and indeed, the director Douglas Heyes directed many of THRILLER's best episodes, including "The Cheaters" I give this two twisted thumbs up. Don't miss it!


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