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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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Crime | Drama

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September 1971 (Japan)  »

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La pandilla Grissom  »

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The film was made and released about thirty-two years after its source novel "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" by James Hadley Chase had been first published in 1939. 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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I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Sung by Rudy Vallee
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Dysfunctional family 101 ........
9 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The word subtle would not come to mind while describing "The Grissom Gang". What would come to mind is the phrase "over the top". The movie seems excessive in both it's violence and length. Shoot first, and never consider any consequences, is the gang's mode of operation. Almost everything seems to revolve around "Ma Grissom", a frightful Mother, played to bone chilling perfection by Irene Dailey. Occasional dark humor breaks the violence, but ultimately this is more a character study of a dysfunctional family, and none of the characters including the kidnapped heiress and her monstrous Father, are remotely likable. - MERK


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