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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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The movie was made and released about twenty-three years after the first version of the film's source novel, No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948), which had been filmed under the book's actual title, had been made and released in 1948. That picture was the first ever filmed adaptation of a written work by author James Hadley Chase. Neither film version used Chase's original ending. 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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Ain't Misbehavin'
Music by Fats Waller (as Thomas 'Fats' Waller) and Harry Brooks
Lyrics by Andy Razaf
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Lurid, but not so great...
27 August 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Robert Aldrich's lurid film has a lot going for it and a lot not going for it. On the plus side there is a dynamite performance by Kim Darby as a kidnap victim who may or may not be starting to enjoy her grim predicament. On the minus side, the gang of kidnappers, a Ma Barker-type and her motley brood, simply is not threatening ENOUGH to make you believe Darby is in a lot of danger. I couldn't help wondering why she didn't just up and leave. Another deficit is the TV-movie feel of the whole thing -- this is definitely NOT Aldrich's most stylish film. Irene Dailey is fine as the mother, but it would have been more fun had the role been played by Cloris Leachman or Shelley Winters. Featuring Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing and, in a brief but foul-mouthed cameo, Connie Stevens!


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