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Pretty Poison (1968)

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

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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 filmfactsman

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19 July 1968 (West Germany)  »

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She Let Him Continue  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Dennis Pitt: [upon being released on parole from a mental institution] I must tell you, Mr. Azenaur, a lumber yard does seem like a slight waste of my talents.
Morton Azenauer: Is that so?
Dennis Pitt: Yes, sir. I've been taking a secret course in interplanetary navigation. I had hoped to be appointed to the first Venus rocket.
Morton Azenauer: [not amused] Cut that out, Dennis!
Dennis Pitt: I was kidding, sir.
Morton Azenauer: These fantasies of yours can be dangerous. Now, you lay off that stuff!
Dennis Pitt: Yes, sir. Well, I better not miss my bus to the lumber yard. You'll be hearing from me.
Morton Azenauer:
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Brilliant film.
21 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is one of my all time favorite films. I've never really understood why Noel Black wasn't given the green light for almost anything he wanted to do after this. I suppose this film must have been ahead of it's time. It's well structured, and the performances are great. Weld is captivating. Perkins plays the whole thing perfectly. The film also has a real sense of place about it. This isn't just any old town in America, it's a very specific town. The relationship between these two characters is perfectly drawn. I was very impressed by the interplay of naive and knowing. What a great ending. Why Noel Black wasn't given more support is a mystery to me.


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