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Pull My Daisy (1959)

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

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Allen (as Alan Ginsberg)
Gregory Corso ...
Gregory
Larry Rivers ...
Milo
Peter Orlovsky ...
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David Amram ...
Mezz McGillicuddy
Richard Bellamy ...
Bishop (as Mooney Pebbles)
Alice Neel ...
Bishop's mother
Sally Gross ...
Bishop's sister
Pablo Frank ...
Pablo
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Milo's wife (as Beltiane)
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop, they naturally would like their friends to be on their best behavior. But poets will be poets. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1996. See more »

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Referenced in Glorious Caravan (2009) See more »

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The Crazy Daisy
Written by David Amram, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac
Performed by Anita Ellis
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I just finished my kerouac biography and am still interested in seeing this film even though he was pretty much worthless as a human being in all practical terms. He is commendable in one thing and that one thing is that he had a passion, and while I believe everyone should have a passion, I'm not into the capitalistic approach of "copy, steal, and loved ones be damned because I'm all that matters to me" approach that feeds Kerouac's delusions(or perhaps not)of grandeur. Anyway, I don't mean to put him down too much. I still liked THE SUBTERRANEANS and ONE THE ROAD because no matter how whimsical the storyline may be, he comes up with valuable truths about life, relationships, and massive orgies!-My top three things to look for in a book-baby SOo-um-yah I would preferably like to rent the movie before I buy it and I've tried libraries, movie rental places(firstchoice&moviegallery), I've even tried ebay(withtherestoftheworld!)- with no luck. Anyone know who might carry it? I'd appreciate any point in the right direction-Thanks!


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