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The Naked Kiss
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Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
11 March 1966 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
Candy's Place--where all kinds of men find all kinds of sweets! See more »
Plot:
Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(42 articles)
User Reviews:
God bless Fuller. See more (153 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Constance Towers ... Kelly

Anthony Eisley ... Griff

Michael Dante ... Grant

Virginia Grey ... Candy

Patsy Kelly ... Mac
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 Barrey ... Peanuts (as Christopher Barry)
Patty Robinson ... Angel Face
Betty Robinson ... Bunny
Breena Howard ... Redhead
Sally Mills ... Marshmallow

Edy Williams ... Hatrack
Monte Mansfield ... Farlunde
Barbara Perry ... Edna

Walter Mathews ... Mike
Neyle Morrow ... Officer Sam
Gerald Milton ... Zookie
Fletcher Fist ... Barney
Michael Barrere ... Young Delinquent (as Michel Barrere)
Charlie ... Himself

Betty Bronson ... Miss Josephine
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Iron Kiss" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:18 (video) | UK:(Banned) (1964) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated (Blu-Ray Rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:Approved (PCA #20645)

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Trivia:
In the opening sequence - right after Kelly's taken the money ('$75 - just what you owe me. Just what's comin' to me'), she walks away from the camera, and right after she turns away from looking at the man she just beat up, you can see a lump, on the back-side of her neck. It's Constance Towers hair, as she's wearing a 'bald cap.'See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Kelly first arrives to town, she walks past a theatre, and Fuller takes the chance to promote his own 'Shock corridor' as if being projected there. However, the action takes place in August 12th 1963, whereas the movie wouldn't be released till September 11th.See more »
Quotes:
J.L. Grant:Now you know why I can never marry a normal woman. That's why I love you. You understand my sickness. You been conditioned to people like me. You live in my world, and it will be an EXCITING world!
J.L. Grant:[Now on his knees] My darling... our marriage... will be a paradise... because we're BOTH abnormal.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Little Child (Mon enfant)See more »

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54 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
God bless Fuller., 24 May 2006
Author: whipsnade76 from United States

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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