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Director:
Writers:
George Edwards (screenplay)
Steve Krantz (story)
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Release Date:
21 November 1977 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A love affair with the supernatural. See more »
Plot:
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A "lost" horror movie that should remain that way! See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Piper Laurie ... Ruby Claire

Stuart Whitman ... Vince Kemper

Roger Davis ... Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ... Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ... Lila June
Paul Kent ... Louie

Len Lesser ... 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
Tamar Cooper ... Woman 'A'
Patricia Allison ... Pick-up Man's Wife
Stu Olson ... Man 'A'
Mary Margaret Robinson ... Mae Belle (as Mary Robinson)
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff's Wife's Date

Allison Hayes ... The Fifty-Foot Woman (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Gordon ... Dr. Isaac Cushing (footage from 'Attack of the 50 Foot Woman') (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Curtis Harrington 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Edwards  screenplay
Steve Krantz  story
Barry Schneider  screenplay

Produced by
George Edwards .... producer
Steve Krantz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Don Ellis 
 
Cinematography by
William Mendenhall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William P. Magee  (as Bill Magee)
 
Casting by
Harriet B. Helberg 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Rasmussen 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles D. Tomlinson 
 
Costume Design by
Tom Rasmussen 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Angell .... hair stylist (as Jeffrey B. Angell)
Jeff Angell .... makeup artist (as Jeffrey B. Angell)
Joe Blasco .... makeup consultant
Cid Urrutia .... hair stylist
Cid Urrutia .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Beetson .... production supervisor
Brice Mack .... post-production supervisor
Penny L. Vaughn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Donahue .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Karie .... property master
Alfred Shelly .... assistant prop man
 
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects (as Fred Brown)
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan)
Lorane Mitchell .... sound effects
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Alfred Shelly .... assistant special effects
 
Stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts (as Edward Donno)
Jackson B. Johnson .... stunts
Alfred Shelly .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Dirlam .... best boy (as John Dirlan)
Jim Dyer .... dolly grip
Michael E. Matteson .... best boy
Ken Miller .... key grip
Lawrence Purcell .... electrician (as Lawrence C. Purcell)
Peter Saxby .... gaffer
David Trainor .... assistant camera (as David O. Trainor)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly McGowan .... assistant wardrobe mistress
Sherrie R. Norris .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Marty Stanovich .... assistant editor (as Martin A. Stanovich)
 
Music Department
Joan Biel .... music editor
Don Ellis .... arranger
Don Ellis .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Crechales .... production assistant
Michael Dale .... set assistant
Robert Evans .... auditor (as Robert J. Evans)
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
Leslie Sue Rosen .... craft service
Vicki Rothman .... secretary to executive producer
Elizabeth A. Shipman .... production coordinator
John W. Swain III .... location manager
Jim Weatherwax .... set assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blood Ruby" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
85 min | USA:96 min (TV version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1977) | France:12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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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:
Anachronisms: The story takes place in 1951, but Ruby's drive-in has a wide screen, two years before wide screens were being built.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A "lost" horror movie that should remain that way!, 11 August 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Horror movie with a needlessly convoluted plot. In 1935 a gangster's girlfriend named Ruby (Piper Laurie) sees her boyfriend shot down dead. At that moment she gives birth to his baby (!!!) The movie cuts to 16 years later. Ruby is an alcoholic running a drive in and Leslie is her daughter--born a deaf mute (I think). For reasons never made totally clear she has the guys who shot her boyfriend dead working for her in the drive in! Then they start getting killed--it seems Ruby's ex is coming back for revenge...

If that synopsis sounds confusing you should see the movie! Curtis Harrington is a good director and I'm giving this a 4 just because it is well-directed...it just doesn't make a lot of sense. I saw the director's cut which was thought to be lost. Harrington was fired before the movie was finished. The producer took the movie, cut out all the violence and shot scenes with a totally different cast! That was the one released. Harrington complained about it and said his version was gone. Somehow it was found and that's the one I saw. If this is the cut the director approved I can only wonder how bad the reedited version was! Scenes seem to end before they're finished; the plot meanders all over the place; there are way too many unanswered questions still lingering at the end; Ruby is inexplicably always dressed like a madam; the special effects are poor; the deaths are very poorly done (and look REAL fake); the twist at the end comes out of nowhere--and doesn't make a lot of sense and, basically, this is BORING!

Laurie is a wonderful actress but she's terrible in this. She appears to be drunk most of the time--or looks like she wishes she were. Stuart Whitman walks through his role. Janit Baldwin is actually pretty good as Leslie. And Roger Davis (fondly remembered from "Dark Shadows") pops up about 30 minutes in as a parapsychologist. He has little to do with the plot except have Whitman provide some clumsy exposition to him. It's supposed to clear up the plot--it doesn't.

A dull, confusing mess. Not worth seeing at all. It's really a shame-the VCI DVD looks just beautiful.

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