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Pretty Maids All in a Row
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Gene Roddenberry (screenplay)
Francis Pollini (novel)
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Release Date:
12 July 1971 (Sweden) See more »
Roger Vadim, the director who uncovered Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Jane Fonda, now brings you the American high school girl...and Rock Hudson. See more »
California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Wow! Excellent film! See more (41 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rock Hudson ... Tiger

Angie Dickinson ... Miss Smith

Telly Savalas ... Surcher

John David Carson ... Ponce

Roddy McDowall ... Proffer

Keenan Wynn ... Poldaski

James Doohan ... Follo

William Campbell ... Grady
Susan Tolsky ... Miss Craymire

Barbara Leigh ... Jean
Gretchen Carpenter ... Marjorie (as Gretchen Burrell)

Aimee Eccles ... Hilda

JoAnna Cameron ... Yvonne

Margaret Markov ... Polly
June Fairchild ... Sonny
Joy Bang ... Rita
Brenda Sykes ... Pamela

Diane Sherry Case ... Sheryl (as Diane Sherry)
Philip Brown ... Jim Green
Mark Malmborg ... Dink
Kyle Johnson ... Dave
Warren Seabury ... Harold
Gary Tigerman ... Boy #1
Tim Ray ... Boy #2
Alberto Isaac ... Boy #3
Dawn Roddenberry ... Girl #1
Stephanie Mizrahi ... Tiger's Daughter
Larry Marmorstein ... T.V. Reporter
Judy Michie ... Other Pretty Maids
Diane Lambert ... Other Pretty Maids
Adriana Bentley ... Other Pretty Maids
Joyce Williams ... Other Pretty Maids
Chris Woodley ... Other Pretty Maids (as Chris 'Allen' Woodley)
Fredricka Meyers ... Other Pretty Maids

Linda Morand ... Other Pretty Maids

Topo Swope ... Other Pretty Maids
Orville Sherman ... Pastor
Jomarie Ward ... Gym Teacher
Otis Greene ... Police Doctor
Guy Remsen ... 1st Board Member
Joe Quinn ... 2nd Board Member
Estrellita Rania ... Hilda's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Douglas ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Vadim 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (screenplay)

Francis Pollini (novel)

Produced by
Gene Roddenberry .... producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher Jr. (director of photography) (as Charles Rosher)
Film Editing by
Bill Brame 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Berton 
Charles Pierce  (as Charles R. Pierce)
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
Makeup Department
Cherie .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maurice Vaccarino .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Dijoux .... assistant director
David Silver .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea E. Weaver .... set costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Bobby Bryant .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Buddy Collette .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Don Peake .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Rick Hall .... recording producer
Glenn Shahan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | France:18 (original rating) | Italy:VM18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

James B Harris was set to direct when this was first announced in 1968.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Keenan Wynn is talking to Rock Hudson on the football field he calls him "Sam". Rock Hudson's character is Tiger or Mike. Telly Savalas's character is Sam.See more »
Michael 'Tiger' McDrew:[Deciding to go ahead with the scheduled football game] We play on Friday. Once you start retreating, life will drag you down.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)See more »
Chilly WindsSee more »


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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wow! Excellent film!, 24 August 1999
Author: MrVB from New York

Wow! What an intelligent film! Roger Vadim (director) and Gene Roddenberry (screen writer) take what could have been a teen titillation flick and mold it smoothly into a tense psychological drama.

The film moves from innocent voyeurism to chilling unconscionable murder.

Michael "Tiger" McDrew (Rock Hudson) is the school psychologist who encourages boys via sports and girls via sex. He is an ex-football hero who status as a national icon gives him a sense of invulnerability.

His downfall starts when his female students want more from him than just sexual favors. One by one, the girls profess their love for him and their desire to be his wife. There's only problem, his off campus life includes a lovely wife (Barbara Leigh) and young daughter (Stephanie Mizrahi).

So, one by one, his "pretty maids" start showing up on campus dead. Telly Savalas (Captain Sam Surcher) is superb as the investigator. Check out his lieutenant, Follo (James Doohan).

The second story line, in which awkward student, and `Tiger' McDrew protégé, Ponce De Leon Harper (John David Carson) comes of age with the help of his teacher Miss Betty Smith (a GORGEOUS Angie Dickinson), is handled in a sweet and sensitive manner.

The film is clever from start to finish and the ending suggests a sequel, which to my knowledge, never came to be.

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