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The Naked Kiss (1964)

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Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller. There, she meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Eisley ...
Virginia Grey ...
Mac - Head Nurse
Marie Devereux ...
Karen Conrad ...
Linda Francis ...
Bill Sampson ...
Sheila Mintz ...
Patricia Gayle ...
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Kip (as Gerald Michenaud)
George Spell ...
Christopher Barry ...
Patty Robinson ...
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Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller. There, she meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she spends a romantic afternoon. The woman, traumatized by an experience in the past called "The Naked Kiss" by psychiatrists, finally, finds a job as a nurser in a Hospital for handicapped children, experience that allows her to find a sensitive side in caring and patiently love each one of her little patients. Apparently, Kelly will find happiness in Grant, her fiancé and Griff's partner, but she will be the witness of a shocking event that will threaten this happiness and even her mental health. Written by Alejandro Frias

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29 October 1964 (USA)  »

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The Iron Kiss  »

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1.85 : 1
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God bless Fuller.
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How fascinating an artist is Samuel Fuller? So fascinating that the responses on IMDb for this film range from "brilliant, devastating masterpiece" to "pulpy, campy fun" to "Ed Wood-like crap." Of course, being Fuller, this film is ALL those things. There are sequences that are amazing as anything. There are moments of just brilliant insight and meaning -- creepy and poignant in their nightmarish beauty. And then there are just plan crappy B movie moments that are unintentionally funny. Bad acting and annoying preachy moralizing. It's a hodgepodge. But it is also a totally unique experience to watch. Noir. Melodrama. Crap. Art. This is pure Fuller! Gotta love it!!!!! A must see for people who love their aesthetics with a kick.

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