A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.
A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French Riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men give chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police ... See full summary »
A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.
A formerly institutionalized young man (Anthony Perkins) meets up with a cute, sexy high school cheerleader (Tuesday Weld) and pretends to be a CIA agent to get her interested in him while she responds to his fantasy all too willingly. This, combined with her adult craving for sensual excitement, adds up to a potentially explosive pairing indeed. And explode it does. Written by
This was known as " She Let Him Continue " while in development. See more »
Boy. What a week. I met you on Monday, fell in love with you on Tuesday, Wednesday I was unfaithful, Thursday we killed a guy together. How about that for a crazy week, Sue Ann?
Sue Ann Stepanek:
I was just joking, Sue Anne. That was in another country. Forget it. I do, no kidding, love you. I love you.
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When I was in college I went to a double feature (they still had them then!). The first movie was the terrible Sinatra film The Lady in Cement (amazing I can still remember), then this incredible gem came on. I was so taken with Pretty Poison I sat through the dreadful first film again to watch Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld in this quirky and gripping thriller. Beverly Garland, the quintessential B-movie actress of her day, also turns in the best performance of her career as the mother everyone can hate. My other great sleeper movie, like Pretty Poison, also has never been released on DVD: Resurrection with Ellen Burstyn and Sam Shepard. If you haven't seen either of these movies, you are missing out!
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