A TV talk-show host who may have killed his wife finds himself being pursued by both the police and a gang of hoods.
'An American Dream' ... is a private nightmare of lust, violence and murder! ... where a bed is a battlefield and love is armed combat ...!
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Did You Know?
Director Robert Gist
had a small acting role in the 1958 film adaptation of Norman Mailer
's novel, The Naked and the Dead
(1958). "An American Dream" has been the only other Mailer novel filmed to date, though a number of other films have been based on Mailer's nonfiction books. See more
I never thought it would be deathless but I thought it would leave a trace. Even the dinosaurs left a footprint. Las Vegas - December 1955, including Christmas and New Year's and the first three weeks of January 1956. Cherry McMahon. For the record book, in case you ever wonder what happened to us some sleepless night, I was almost the mother of your child. At one point I was three months pregnant; however as those things usually go, on the advice of an older woman, it came to nothing.
Stephen Richard Rojack
Referenced in Lusting Hours
A Time for Love
Music by Johnny Mandel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Janet Leigh
(dubbed by Jackie Ward
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