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The Naked Kiss (1964)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  29 October 1964 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kelly
Anthony Eisley ...
Capt. Griff
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J.L. Grant
Virginia Grey ...
Candy
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Mac - Head Nurse
Marie Devereux ...
Buff
Karen Conrad ...
Dusty
Linda Francis ...
Rembrandt
Bill Sampson ...
Jerry
Sheila Mintz ...
Receptionist
Patricia Gayle ...
Nurse
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Kip (as Gerald Michenaud)
George Spell ...
Tim
Christopher Barry ...
Peanuts
Patty Robinson ...
Angel Face
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Storyline

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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Candy's Place--where all kinds of men find all kinds of sweets! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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29 October 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Iron Kiss  »

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Trivia

When Griff and Kelly are talking on the park bench just after her arrival in town, she is reading "The Dark Page", a 1944 novel by Samuel Fuller that was the basis for Scandal Sheet (1952). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

"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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Little Child (Mon enfant)
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Sung by Constance Towers and the children
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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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