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.
In this wry retelling of the ancient Medusa myth, strange, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece. Only Perseus, a leader of a gang of modern Athenian thieves, with a strange ... See full summary »
Aimilia, a young and relatively well-to-do woman, leads a rather schizophrenic existence. Every day, she gives piano lessons to the children at an orphanage, while at night she brings home ... 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
[Meeting with Mr. Azenauer in the prison]
There was some poison once, but no one recognized it. In fact, that poison was even quite... pretty-looking. So, the problem was, what to do about it? It took me some time to realize that what to do about it was very simple: nothing.
Correct, Mr. Azenauer, because who'd listen to me - known to be no good? But if that poison just stayed there, getting worse and worse, like poison always does - spreading, until even the blindest man could see, ...
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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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