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The Naked Kiss (1964)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 29 October 1964 (USA)
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

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Dusty
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Rembrandt
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Sheila Mintz ...
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Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Kip (as Gerald Michenaud)
George Spell ...
Tim
Christopher Barry ...
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she spends a romantic afternoon. Kelly finds a job as a nurse in a hospital for handicapped children. The work helps her find her sensitive side in the caring and helping of her young patients. Kelly's path towards happiness is thrown amiss, when she witness of a shocking event, which threatens not just her happiness, but, her mental health, as well. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Trademark: Charlie the mannequin has a pith helmet with a 1st Infantry Div.--aka "The Big Red One"--insignia. Director Samuel Fuller served in the Big Red 1 during the Second World War and made a film by the same name (The Big Red One (1980)) based on his experiences. See more »

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When Kelly approaches the porch of the house with the room for rent, she picks up the newspaper and hands it to the landlady who has opened the door. The newspaper, as picked up by Kelly, is snugly rolled up and bound with a rubber band. But in the next frame, taken from inside as we see landlady and Kelly come through the door, the newspaper in the landlady's hand is not a rolled up paper, but one that is simply folded in half. See more »

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Mac, Head Nurse: [Referring to Kelly, who, in spite of her shady background, has quickly landed a job at the local children's hospital] She came out of the clouds one night, without a single reference. I hired her on the spot.
Capt. Griff: [Suspiciously] I thought orthopedics called for specialized training?
Mac, Head Nurse: Oh, it does! Some people are born to write books, symphonies; paint pictures, build bridges. But Kelly... She was born to handle children with crutches and babies in braces.
Capt. Griff: [Still not convinced] Sounds like one of those ...
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"Charlie" played by Himself Charlie is Madame Josephine's dressmaker's dummy which she has dressed as her fiance who was killed in World War II. See more »

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Fullers most powerful work
2 July 2002 | by (NYNY) – See all my reviews

If Sam Fuller is the father of Independent film then this is the point where the history of the Indie film begins. However, unlike most of Fuller's work this is not overtly shocking or wordy. In fact its best sequences are those which have no words. The acting, by mostly B actors is terrific, and the dialogue is well done. It tackled an issue that no film had before, and perhaps has not done so well since. A teriffic work.


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