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The Grissom Gang
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Director:
Writers:
Leon Griffiths (screenplay)
James Hadley Chase (based on novel by "No Orchids for Miss Blandish")
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Release Date:
2 September 1971 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The psychotic killer, the young heiress...the kidnapping that becomes a love story.
Plot:
Set in the 1920s Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert Aldrich 
 
Writing credits
Leon Griffiths (screenplay)

James Hadley Chase (based on novel by "No Orchids for Miss Blandish")

Produced by
Robert Aldrich .... producer
William Aldrich .... associate producer
Walter Blake .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joesph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Luciano 
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
James Dowell Vance 
 
Set Decoration by
John Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
William Turner .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Malcolm R. Harding .... assistant director
William A. Morrison .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John La Salandra .... construction coordinator
Maurice Larson .... painter
Don Pringle .... greensman
Ygnacio Sepulveda .... prop master
 
Sound Department
Richard S. Church .... sound
Van Allen James .... sound effects editor
Milo B. Lory .... sound effects
George Malley .... sound recordist
Harry W. Tetrick .... recording supervisor
Mickey Cureton .... cable person (uncredited)
Morris Feingold .... boom operator (uncredited)
Donald F. Johnson .... cable (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Alvin Hammer (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Jackman .... camera operator
Kenny Bell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Gilbert .... electrical engineer (uncredited)
Gilbert Haimson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Orville Hallberg .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Hanna II .... gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Merry .... best boy (uncredited)
Rik Nervik .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Schwake Jr. .... head grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia De Martino .... wardrobe: women
Charles E. James .... wardrobe supervisor: men
 
Music Department
Scott Perry Jr. .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Pat Miller .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Gary .... script supervisor
Patricia Heade .... production assistant
Alex Romero .... choreographer
Robert Sherman .... dialogue supervisor
Dave Davies .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Don Record .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
128 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Robert Aldrich earned so much money off the back of his film The Dirty Dozen (1967) that he was able to buy his own film studio and make the kind of films he wanted to make. Unfortunately the first three that he made independently (The Killing of Sister George (1968), The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) and Too Late the Hero (1970)) were all box office flops. When this movie also crashed and burned at the box office in 1971, Aldrich was forced to sell his studio and go back to being a director for hire.See more »
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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Dysfunctional family 101 ........, 9 July 2009
Author: merklekranz from United States

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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