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Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974)

 -  Horror  -  May 1974 (USA)
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A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to ... See full summary »

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Grace Henry
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Deputy Rakes
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Sheriff Duke Bingham
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Gloria LeRoy ...
Ginger
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Alex Heath
Dodie Heath ...
Felice
Altovise Davis ...
Deputy Molly (as Altovise Gore)
Elizabeth St. Clair ...
Head Nurse
Robert Lussier ...
Deputy Lippencourt
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Hot Rod Driver
Tony Ballen ...
Pharmacist
John Hart ...
Doctor
Andy Romano ...
Bryant
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A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to some very strange goings-on. Written by Anonymous

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There is a witch's tale that once a man has eaten human flesh, he will do it again. And again. And again. See more »

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Tender Flesh  »

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Trivia

Stuart Whitman was originally approached to play Jason Henry, but turned the part down and asked if he could portray Deputy Rakes instead. See more »

Quotes

Robbin Stanley: [noticing Jason Henry staring at her chest] Just secondary sexual characteristics.
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Who Can Tell Us Why
Music by Bert Keyes and George Barrie
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Lou Rawls
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Harvey's final film
12 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The final screen appearance of Lithuanian-born,British-raised actor Laurence Harvey is a crude,grade-Z style horror movie which is made only just about tolerable because of a non-grade Z cast,with mildly well-known performers such as Stuart Whitman,John Ireland,Joanna Pettet and Meg Foster.

Harvey of course made one previous film about Korean war veterans,THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE(1962),but all similarities after this should be immediately erased.The former is now regarded as an all-time classic;this tasteless(literally!)story of a former soldier turned cannibal unable to escape his past is thinly plotted,poorly photographed,dismally produced and unsubtly directed(by Harvey himself).The shock scenes of gore and mutilated bodies in fridges are slightly effective in a grubby,clumsy way,but the film apparently was barely released by it's studio(Warners).Only the personable cast mentioned above make it very marginally watchable;odd member of the cast list lower down is veteran comic actress Florence Lake,playing a landlady,in one of her final film roles.The best remembered of Edgar Kennedy's screen wives in his series of two-reeler's,this probably hastened her retirement about a year later.


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