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Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruby Claire
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Vince Kemper
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Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ...
Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Lila June
Paul Kent ...
Louie
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Barney
Jack Perkins ...
Avery
Eddy Donno ...
Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio ...
Nicky Rocco
Fred Kohler Jr. ...
Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens ...
Donny
Raymond Kark ...
First Man
Jan Burrell ...
First Woman
Kip Gillespie ...
Herbie
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Storyline

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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PIPER LAURIE-Frightening in "Carrie". Now...Terrifying as "RUBY" See more »

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Drama | Horror

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R | See all certifications »
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21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Blood Ruby  »

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Trivia

The version broadcast on television contained a lot of footage not seen in the theatrical version. The footage was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, new for the TV sale, not scenes deleted from the original version. This version was also available on VHS tape. The DVD release is the theatrical version. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1951, the drive-in shows Attack of the 50 Foot Woman seven years too early. See more »

Connections

Features Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's So Easy
Written by Sally Stevens
Performed by Piper Laurie
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An Unusually Complex Drive-In Movie Featuring a Knockout Performance By Piper Laurie
10 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Piper Laurie; fresh from her Oscar nominated role in Carrie plays Ruby Claire, a hard drinking former starlet who's career was derailed by scandal. After the murder of her gangster boyfriend, Ruby was left to raise her strangely mute daughter Leslie in a seedy drive in staffed by the aging hoods Ruby once called her friends...the same men who killed the only man she ever loved. Nick's soul does not rest easy and he proves more dangerous in death than in life. Ruby is a very densely written horror movie from director Curtis Harrington and a showcase role for Laurie. It's more fascinating to watch than it is scary but genre fans will find much of it quite absorbing. Harrington was removed from the film at some point and replaced by an uncredited director.


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