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Garden of LOVE... Garden of DEATH, He Plants the Seeds of Evil
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A sinister landscaper turns into a tree and learns to communicate with his fellow plants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Katharine Houghton ... Ellen Bennett

Joe Dallesandro ... Carl, the Gardener
Rita Gam ... Helena Boardman
James Congdon ... John Bennett
Anne Meacham ... Mrs. García
Teodorina Bello ... Liza, the Maid
Ivan Rodriguez ... Max
Esther Mari ... Rosa
Roberto Negron ... Ralph
Hal Lasky ... Fred Burrows
Cass Fry ... Jinny
Robert Yoh ... Robby
Tanny McDonald ... Mrs. Burrows
Katherine De Beer ... Gladys Stone
Orlando Rodriguez ... Mr. Von Wohl
Baron De Beer ... Wayne
Janet Gomez ... Mrs. Von Wohl
Louis Vigoroux ... Mr. García
Jorge Vasquez ... Salvador
Yeyita Cervoni ... Maria
Irma Torres ... Domenica
Angel Rivera ... Doctor
Maggie Benson ... Nurse
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Directed by
James H. Kay  (as Jim Kay)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James H. Kay  (as Jim Kay)

Produced by
Tony Belletier .... producer
Chalmer G. Kirkbride Jr. .... associate producer
Chalmer Kirkbride .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Fredericks 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Zingale (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cal Schultz 
 
Casting by
Vic Ramos 
 
Production Design by
Don Gilman 
 
Makeup Department
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bob Plone .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julián Ibáñez .... assistant director (as Julian Ibanez)
 
Art Department
Richard Nelson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Orlando Cordero .... sound recordist
Al Mian .... sound
John Quinn .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leslie Colombani .... gaffer
Kenneth Goss .... chief grip
Miguel Antonia Lauente .... camera operator
Pat Tarzini .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sivia Aulette .... principal wardrobe
 
Other crew
Fay Dattner .... script supervisor
Kenneth Lane .... jewellery
Eva Montalvo .... production secretary
Mateu Sherko .... additional clothes
Bill Tice .... additional clothes
Robert Yoh .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Gardener" - USA (original title)
"Seeds of Evil" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color (TVC)
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Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Aside from the principal stars, the rest of the cast was found while on location in San Juan, Puerto Rico.See more »
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Featured in Planting the Seeds of Evil (2006) (V)See more »

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A Beautiful Tree, 4 January 2014

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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