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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:
Ride the Whip! 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)

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)

Did You Know?

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 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:"Why do you think you're such a smoky somethin' when you're nothin' painted blue?"See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Ride the Whip!, 1 May 2002
Author: thrillerclub from San Francisco

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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