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The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 21 April 1965 (France)
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

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Samuel Fuller

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Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Conrad Karen Conrad ... Dusty
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Buff
Betty Bronson ... Miss Josephine
Patsy Kelly ... Mac
Virginia Grey ... Candy
Michael Dante ... Grant
Anthony Eisley ... Griff
Constance Towers ... Kelly
Linda Francis Linda Francis ... Rembrandt
Bill Sampson Bill Sampson ... Jerry
Sheila Mintz Sheila Mintz ... Receptionist
Patricia Gayle Patricia Gayle ... Nurse
Jean-Michel Michenaud ... Kip (as Gerald Michenaud)
George Spell George Spell ... Tim
Christopher Barrey Christopher Barrey ... Peanuts (as Christopher Barry)
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she spends a romantic afternoon. Kelly finds a job as a nurse in a hospital for handicapped children. The work helps her find her sensitive side in the caring and helping of her young patients. Kelly's path towards happiness is thrown amiss, when she witnesses a shocking event, which threatens not just her happiness, but her mental health as well. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Candy's Place--where all kinds of men find all kinds of sweets! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Iron Kiss See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The full quote from Lord Byron is 'All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.' See more »

Goofs

When the landlady is showing Kelly her room--the one with "Charlie"--she calls her Miss Kelly, despite the fact that Kelly hadn't yet said her name. See more »

Quotes

J.L. Grant: Now you know why I can never marry a normal woman. That's why I love you. You understand my sickness. You been conditioned to people like me. You live in my world, and it will be an EXCITING world!
J.L. Grant: [Now on his knees] My darling... our marriage... will be a paradise... because we're BOTH abnormal.
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No copyright year is shown at the beginning/end credits. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 10 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Lucia
(uncredited)
Music by Teodoro Cottrau
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Ahead of its time.
5 October 1999 | by Jackyl-8See all my reviews

I just had to comment on this movie to give another view to the only other review that's here for this movie at the time. This movie was made in 1964 and thus should be judged according to its time. I thought the movie was excellent in the fact that it took alot of chances for 1964. It dealt with prostitution and child molestation in a very real way. The cinematography was very good for a picture of its time. The lighting on some of the scenes was absolutely erie and sometimes very emotional. I think in todays world of movie making the art of lighting has been lost or at least severely under developed. This movie is well worth seeing if you can find it.


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