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Director:
Writers:
Douglas Heyes (screenplay)
H. William Miller (novel)
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Release Date:
15 January 1965 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's all out for kicks... and every inch of her spells excitement! See more »
Plot:
A rising political star faces scandal and blackmail when the young woman he tries to help turns out to be a juvenile delinquent. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Sexy Ann-Margret puts the "Act" in Hyperactive See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Ann-Margret ... Jody Dvorak

John Forsythe ... David

Peter Brown ... Ron

Patricia Barry ... Vera

Richard Anderson ... Grant
Skip Ward ... Buck (as James Ward)
Diane Sayer ... Midge

Ann Doran ... Mavis
Patrick Whyte ... Varden

Audrey Dalton ... Virginia
Leo Gordon ... Enders
Patricia Tiara ... Striptease Dancer
Nora Marlowe ... Matron
Frances Robinson ... Martha

Maxine Stuart ... Peggy
Mildred von Hollen ... Saleslady
Jerry Dunphy ... Newscaster

Doodles Weaver ... Salty Sam
Hal Hopper ... Chauffeur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Dominguez ... Mexican Doctor (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Gary Lockwood ... Minor Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Douglas Heyes 
 
Writing credits
Douglas Heyes (screenplay)

H. William Miller (novel) (as Wade Miller)

Produced by
Harry Keller .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Oliver Emert 
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
 
Costume Design by
Burton Miller 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Jean Austin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jack Mitchell .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dorothy Parkinson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director
Wendell Franklin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Morse Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... lead man (uncredited)
Dudley Holmes .... props (uncredited)
Charles Thomas .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound
Chic Borland .... sound (uncredited)
John Muchmore .... sound (uncredited)
James T. Porter .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Spurgeon .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Gerstle .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Butch Harmon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Andrew J. McIntyre .... camera operator (uncredited)
Steve Rez .... grip (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Sam Van Zenten .... grip (uncredited)
Richard Tim Vanik .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bucky Rous .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Viola Thompson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Eddie Broussard .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Carl W. Stalling .... composer: stock music for cartoon sequence (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Busch .... dialogue coach
David Winters .... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Fred Knoth .... set coordinator (uncredited)
Luanna S. Poole .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min
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2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
The Tijuana motel sequence at the end actually takes place in the old Bates Motel set from Psycho on the Universal back lot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When David goes out of his bedroom to investigate the noise the stuffed animal makes he leaves the bedroom door open. A little later the door can be seen from the downstairs landing, and it is closed.See more »
Quotes:
Ron:I see your problem, David. And I hate to mention this, but... I'm dyin' in a rush!See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sexy Ann-Margret puts the "Act" in Hyperactive, 20 March 2010
Author: Kenneth Anderson (efitness2@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles

"You poke that finger at that dial mister, and that's when I start screaming rape!" I usually find bad acting and poor performances boring to watch and frustrating to subject myself to, but Ann-Margret's performance in "Kitten With A Whip" is so kinetically awful that she virtually invents a whole new kind of awfulness.

As Jody Dvorak, the wildly unbalanced kitten of the title, Ann-Margret affects the line readings, attitudes and camp posturings that most drag queens can only dream about. It's a strangely compelling performance because it's like one given by a person who's never seen acting before. If you've ever seen Katherine O'Hara's Lola Heatherton character on "SCTV," you get a pretty good idea of Ann-Margret's brand of naturalism.

The film is so overheated that it defies being taken seriously, so much of it comes off like a comedy of errors that befall the woodenly sincere John Forsythe as he attempts to extricate himself from the spiraling mess his life has become since crossing paths with Jody.

The film is so undistinguished that everybody involved should be indebted to Ann-Margret. She is terrible, to be sure, but she is the only life the film has and is endlessly watchable. She gives even the most innocuous lines megatons of energy…so much that she's almost too much for the screen. That her career actually survived this delectable mess and she went on to become a rather nuanced actress in later years should give hope to lousy young actresses everywhere.

"Kitten With A Whip" is not only a treat for the eyes (Ann-Margret looks as good as her acting is bad) but for the ears as well. There is so much 60's bop talk that you might need subtitles. My favorite line (among many) : "You musclehead! How come you think you're such a smoky something when you're so nothing painted blue?"

Has to be seen to be believed. Now cool it you creep, and coexist!

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