A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men gives 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.
Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »
Lisa Macklin, an Italian woman, has a fight with her American husband Robert in a Paris night club. He leaves the next day for a business trip and Lisa says she does not want to see him ... See full summary »
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful ... See full summary »
12-year-old George Mellish, tired of beatings for both real and fancied misdeeds at the hands of his foster parents,runs away from home by hopping a freight train and lands somewhere east ... See full summary »
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
I can see that this film is not for everyone but for a small crime noir/character drama it really packs a punch. Perkins gives a very good performance as the damaged parolee who meets the bored small town firecracker Sue Ann - played by the always sexy Tuesday Weld. Weld had such a beautiful damaged quality to her - if you read articles on her - you'll know she had a very screwed up childhood - her Dad died when she was a toddler and she became the breadwinner - child model, commercials, etc. and she was messed up even before she was a teenager. And there's always a quality of fragility to her performances (Who'll Stop The Rain, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, etc.) and she is fantastic in this. Nice little moments between the leads and veteran character actors like John Randolph and Beverly Garland give strong supporting performances. Check out this POISON.
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