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The Naked Kiss
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The Naked Kiss -- A traumatized prostitute moves to a new town and eventually she falls in love and starts working as a nurse - but then she witnesses a terrible event that could threaten everything.
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The Naked Kiss -- The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society.

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Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
29 October 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Candy's Place--where all kinds of men find all kinds of sweets! See more »
Plot:
Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(38 articles)
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Fullers most powerful work See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Constance Towers ... Kelly
Anthony Eisley ... Capt. Griff

Michael Dante ... J.L. Grant
Virginia Grey ... Candy

Patsy Kelly ... 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
Betty Robinson ... Bunny
Brenda Howard ... Redhead (as Breena Howard)
Sally Mills ... Marshmallow

Edy Williams ... Hatrack
Monte Mansfield ... Farlunde
Barbara Perry ... Edna
Walter Mathews ... Mike
Neyle Morrow ... Officer Sam
Gerald Milton ... Zookie - Brothel Patron
Fletcher Fist ... Barney
Michael Barrere ... Teenager (as Michel Barrere)

Betty Bronson ... Miss Josephine
Charlie ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tammy Locke ... Girl in Wheelchair (uncredited)

Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Fuller (written by)

Produced by
Sam Firks .... executive producer
Leon Fromkess .... executive producer
Samuel Fuller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
 
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
 
Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin  (as Victor Gangelin)
 
Costume Design by
Einar Bourman  (as Einar H. Bourman)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Herbert G. Luft .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Levinson .... assistant director
John Gaudioso .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Coleman .... property master (as Tom C. Coleman)
 
Sound Department
Leonard Corso .... sound effects editor
Al Overton .... recording supervisor (as Alfred J. Overton)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Dugas .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Peter Zinner .... music editor
 
Other crew
John Dutton .... script supervisor
 
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90 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Both this and Samuel Fuller's previous movie Shock Corridor (1963) were rejected for UK cinema certificates and remained unavailable until 1990.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Capt. Griff:[Interested in the champagne that Kelly is selling] "Angel Foam"... Never heard of it.
Kelly:It's an exclusive line I'm introducing in this state.
Capt. Griff:Domestic, or... imported?
Kelly:Angel Foam goes down like liquid gold, and it comes up like slow dynamite... For the man of taste.
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Soundtrack:
Little Child (Mon enfant)See more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Fullers most powerful work, 2 July 2002
Author: droopfozz from NYNY

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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