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9 September 1959 (USA) See more »
Unbelievably-Fantiscally TRUE! The brutal facts behind the expose of the so-called PUBLIC RELATIONS racket!
The decent model Gay Andrews and the sleazy married advertising executive Bob Walker leave a New Jersey restaurant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jeanne Rainer ... Gay Andrews

Ronald Long ... Wayne Jackson
Art Koulias ... Mark Gallo (as Arthur Koulias)
Frances Hammond ... Apartment Manager
Eileen Letchworth ... Cynthia
Harry Stanton ... Agency Executive
Kent Montroy ... Justice of the Peace (as Ken Montroy)
Ed Jordon ... Highway Patrolman
Paul Judson ... Bob Walker

Directed by
William Martin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Martin 

Produced by
William Martin .... producer
Hyman Simon .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Charles Downs (director of photography) (as Charles W. Downs Sr.)
Film Editing by
Pat DeRosa  (as Pat De Rosa)
Art Direction by
Alfred H. Lessner  (as Alford H. Lessner)
Makeup Department
Nick Crimi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hy Cohen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Wyler .... assistant director
Art Department
Walter Pluff Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
Robert E. Lessner .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Gavin Jr. .... chief set electrician
John Haupt Jr. .... head grip
Other crew
Jack Abugow .... assistant to the producer
Mitchell L. Bacow .... technical consultant
Eva Blair .... script clerk (as Eva B. Blair)
Robert Shawn .... production comptroller
Jack Zide .... production associate

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Also Known As:
"The Naked Set" - USA (promotional title)
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74 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Ronald Long's movie debut.See more »


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Off White Slavery, 26 December 2012
Author: amosduncan_2000 from United States

I discovered "The Naked Road" as part of Something Weird's excellent "Weird Noir" collection.

Like everything in the set, it more than lives up to it's name.

Director William Martin, who made some other strange films around the same time, seems to have something, perhaps something feminist, on his mind. The film compares the casual exploitation by an of Ad Man of a beautiful young model (the lovely Jeanne Rainer) with out and out White Slavery. In fact, the ad man, who ultimately shrinks from his pangs of guilt, is no doubt intended to be the biggest sleazbo of them all.

Even considering that Martin had little time or budget, his approach to filmmaking is downright odd. He shoots every scene in a three or four shot with all characters in view, and just when the monotony becomes unbearable; he cuts to a close up at an utterly irrelevant moment. The actors seem to have been instructed to speak slowly and leave gaping holes between the lines. And none seem to be incompetents, tubby Ronald Long went on to a highly successful career, but his performance here is hilariously, well, odd. Martin may have been no worse or better than Ed Wood, but he had his own approach to making a terrible film.

The abrupt climax is probably all for the best, but I could have stood another 15 minutes or so of these strange goings on. And again, Jeanne Rainer, you could have been a contender.

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