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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

Communion (original title)
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Miller ...
Mildred Clinton ...
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Alice Spages (as Paula Sheppard)
Niles McMaster ...
Jane Lowry ...
Rudolph Willrich ...
Michael Hardstark ...
Detective Spina
Alphonso DeNoble ...
Gary Allen ...
Jim DeLorenze
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Louisa Horton ...
Tom Signorelli ...
Detective Brennan
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Pathologist (as Miss Lillian Roth also)
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Kathy Rich ...
Angela DeLorenze
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Storyline

Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen. Karen gets most of the attention from her mother, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her first holy communion, all suspicions are turned towards Alice. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice's family and the police don't know what to believe. Written by Anonymous

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A story of unnatural love...and unnatural death. See more »


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13 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Sweet Alice  »

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$340,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film takes place in the early 1960s. In one scene a photo of President John F. Kennedy is shown hanging on a wall. Also, a 1961 calendar is shown in the detective squad room. See more »

Goofs

While Father Joe is saying the climactic Mass, he repeats the Penetential Rite ("Domine,non sum dignus": Lord, I am not worthy) twice over. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Alphonso: [to Alice who has brought a rent check from her mother to him] Give me that check!
Mr. Alphonso: [Alice crunches the check in her hands as he grabs it] You little bitch! Look what you've done to this check!
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits there is no music and the screen doesn't turn black, the last frame of the film remains in the background forever. See more »

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Soundtracks

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written by Jerome Kern (as Kern) and Oscar Hammerstein II (as Hammerstein)
Performed by Helen Morgan (uncredited)
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nothing great, but a decent little flick
24 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Alice sweet Alice is a movie with a very eerie feel to it, which in part is due from the atmosphere and the low-budget. Though Brooke Shields gets top billing she's not in the film too long plus she's pre puberty so don't expect to see her prancing around like in 'Blue Lagoon'. This is a slasher flick with a little twist and a very strong catholic slant to it. The story is told pretty well and the main character(Alice) does a great job,looking up her bio it seems she didn't stick with acting. The landlord in the movie was one of the most disgusting, strange people i've seen on film. The killer's mask and raincoat was pretty scary and the film was effective in setting up a few suspenseful scenes. I would of graded this movie higher, but the dad and the cops annoyed me and there was a little overacting buy the mom and aunt. Good not great.


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