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The Grissom Gang (1971)

Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the 1948 British film... See full summary »

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Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the 1948 British film "No Orchids for Miss Blandish." Written by alfiehitchie

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The psychotic killer, the young heiress...the kidnapping that becomes a love story.

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September 1971 (Japan)  »

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Die Grissom Bande  »

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The name of the popular jazz song that bookended the start and end of the film was "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby", which had been first performed in 1928, and had music and lyrics by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields respectively. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Hagan: How come you never get your ass out of bed?
Anna Borg: Well, it's the place you seem to like it the most.
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Version of No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) See more »

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I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Sung by Rudy Vallee
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One Of The Sweatiest Films Ever!
16 August 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

Man, is this an early 70's movie or what?? Made around the time realistic brutality and violence were embraced, this film makes sure you embrace it too. The camera stays on the murder victims for a long period of time and makes sure the blood is red, REALLY red. Machine gun riddled bodies litter this fun mess of a movie. At the height of Kim Darby's fame, she gives it her all, desperately trying to make ridiculously written scenes work with Scott Wilson, who chews up the garishly decorated scenery. (Wilson's work with Robert Blake in IN Cold Blood still ranks as some of the finest in American film). The actress playing Ma is so over-the-top you gotta love it. It lookslike she was directed with Think Bette Davis!! She snarls, whoops, shouts, I even think they give her a moustache. And boy do they sweat in this movie. The lighting is designed to bring it out and everybody sweats. The cops sweat, the gangsters sweat, the stoolies sweat, even Connie Stevens sweats!


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