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Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

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There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward ... See full summary »

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Michael 'Tiger' McDrew
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Captain Sam Surcher
John David Carson ...
Ponce de Leon Harper
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Mr. Proffer
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Chief John Poldaski
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Follo
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Grady
Susan Tolsky ...
Miss Harriet Craymire
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Jean McDrew
Gretchen Parsons Carpenter ...
Marjorie (as Gretchen Burrell)
Aimée Eccles ...
Hilda Lee
JoAnna Cameron ...
Yvonne Millick
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Polly
June Fairchild ...
Sonny Swangle
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There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward male is frustrated by the plethora of uninhibited freewheeling young girls. Written by HC

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A good football coach can get away with murder.

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12 July 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Telly Savalas who play the police detective is acting very much like Kojak two years before the role that would make him a household name. See more »

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As Jill Fairbutt falls off the commode in the overhead shot, her right hand slides almost to the edge of the lid. Later, in a low-level shot, her hand is positioned more than halfway across the lid. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Chilly Winds
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Mike Curb
Performed by The Osmonds
Played over the opening credits
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Absolutely Bizarre but Fabulous
2 September 2006 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

A juicy bit of 70s kitsch right here for your viewing pleasure. Rock Hudson as a horny high school coach/guidance counselor who is nailing every girl in sight. This man is so hip, he has arranged the thumb tacks on his cork board into a peace sign. No wonder all the kids love him. Right on, man.

The luscious Angie Dickinson plays a substitute teacher who wears very short skirts and form-fitting sweaters. Not only does she get felt up by Hudson, she also enthusiastically deflowers the gawky teenage male virgin after extolling the virtues of John Milton's "Paradise Lost." Telly Savalas is the state police detective called upon to solve a series of murders of young girls at the high school, the first of which is charmingly named "Jill Fairbutt." No lollipop here. He is sucking on a cigarette, a cancer stick, a coffin nail! Who loves ya, baby? Nice job by Keenan Wynn is the wheezy geezer local sheriff assigned by Savalas to direct traffic after incompetently touching every bit of evidence at the first murder scene. Also by James Doohan ("Scotty" of Star Trek fame) as Savalas' underling. Too bad they couldn't have gotten Shatner to give Hudson a run for his money...

Also heard from is Roddy McDowell, twittery here as the high school principal, whose concern over the murders is limited to characterizing one of them as a "great little cheerleader." He comes complete with prim, nerdy, bespectacled secretary, de rigeur for the 70s.

In what other decade could something be listed as a comedy/crime/ thriller? Only the 70s, my friend. You can also groove to the opening song by the Osmonds, "Chilly Wind," which happens to be sung over Rock Hudson getting it on with a topless honey. Osmonds and boobies - my head just exploded.

If I'm not mistaken, I think I saw a very young Alfre Woodard as one of the students questioned by Savalas. Rock that afro, girl!

What can you expect by combining the directing talents of Roger Vadim and the writing of Gene Roddenberry? If you can ignore the misogyny of every female in this movie being a ditz/victim/sex object/cuckold, then you will enjoy this very of-its-time pre-sex-comedy-era sex comedy. With some murder thrown in. And a bit of mystery. And don't forget the Osmonds.


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