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Blood and Lace (1971)

R | | Horror | 14 May 1971 (USA)
After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip S. Gilbert (as Philip Gilbert)

Writer:

Gil Lasky
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gloria Grahame ... Mrs. Deere
Melody Patterson ... Ellie Masters
Milton Selzer ... Harold Mullins
Len Lesser ... Tom Kredge
Vic Tayback ... Calvin Carruthers
Terri Messina ... Bunch
Ron Taft Ron Taft ... Walter (as Ronald Taft)
Dennis Christopher ... Pete
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... Ernest
Maggie Corey Maggie Corey ... Jennifer
Mary Strawberry Mary Strawberry ... Nurse
Louise Sherrill Louise Sherrill ... Edna Masters
Joe Durkin Joe Durkin ... Unidentified Man with Edna
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Storyline

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere's thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother's hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her. Written by phillindholm

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Taglines:

Unbearable Suspense and Desire drives a bargain with MURDER! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blood Secret See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Melody Patterson's dialog in the opening scene was dubbed over by famed voice actress June Foray. After the first scene, the dialog is spoken by Patterson. See more »

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Around 8:30 when Carruthers is following Ellie on the road his car window changes from open to closed and open again during shots. See more »

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yeah!
7 August 2001 | by sangueSee all my reviews

Blood And Lace is a great old-fashioned horror flick, which manages some campy laughs as well as some real scares.

shot in lurid, eye-poping colors, not unlike the films of HG Lewis, and stuffed with some nasty gore scenes and unhealthy references to prostitution and pedophilia. belive it or not, all in a GP (todays equivilent of PG) rated movie.

look for early roles from "Alice" star Vic Tayback as a sleazy detective, and a hilariously over-the-top performance from Len Lesser as the creepy scumball handyman...all the funnier because Len Lesser went on to play Jerry's uncle Leo on "Seinfield!"

if you're in the mood for a good old style horror flick, you can't go wrong with this one.


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