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Carl the Gardner (Joe Dallesandro), grows odd plants for a rich Yankee woman Ellen Bennett (Katharine Houghton) living in South America while exercising a mental hold over her. All his previous employers died mysteriously. Some of his plants emit deadly fumes. Houghton previously starred with her aunt Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." Written by
Last night I saw this film, which missed the possibilities of
developing an interesting story, with endless dialogs and bad
performances. But I wouldn't put the blame on Joe Dallesandro. After
all he plays a tree or something like that, so he delivers his line as
plant-like as possible. He is a beautiful tree to look at, though, and
I believe this is what this film is all about, including his legendary
derrière. Poor Katharine Houghton tries to deliver a dramatic
performance in the line of a giallo fatal heroine to no avail; James
Congdon as her husband is rather boring (especially with Little Joe
around), and Rita Gam is simply having a good time. I lived in Puerto
Rico when this film was shot, but I did not hear anything about it
being made. It was fun to watch a few theater people that were my
friends, playing minor roles (Esther Mari, the cook; or Orlando
Rodríguez and Janet Gómez as the couple Houghton visits).
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