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The Grissom Gang (1971)

Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Writers:

Leon Griffiths (screenplay), James Hadley Chase (based on novel by "No Orchids for Miss Blandish")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Darby ... Barbara Blandish
Scott Wilson ... Slim Grissom
Tony Musante ... Eddie Hagan
Robert Lansing ... Dave Fenner
Connie Stevens ... Anna Borg
Irene Dailey ... Gladys 'Ma' Grissom
Wesley Addy ... John P. Blandish
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Woppy
Michael Baseleon ... Frankie Connor
Ralph Waite ... Mace
Hal Baylor ... Chief McLaine
Matt Clark ... Joe Bailey
Alvin Hammer ... Sam
Dots Johnson Dots Johnson ... Johnny Hutchins (as Dotts Johnson)
Don Keefer ... Doc Grissom
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Storyline

Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948). Written by alfiehitchie

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The psychotic killer, the young heiress...the kidnapping that becomes a love story.

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1971 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Grissom Bande See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The nicknames of Gladys Grissom (Irene Dailey) were "Ma" and "Ma Grissom". See more »

Quotes

Eddie Hagan: How come you never get your ass out of bed?
Anna Borg: Well, it's the place you seem to like it the most.
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Connections

Version of No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

I Surrender Dear
Music and Lyrics by Gordon Clifford and Harry Barris
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One Of The Sweatiest Films Ever!
16 August 2001 | by shark-43See all my reviews

Man, is this an early 70's movie or what?? Made around the time realistic brutality and violence were embraced, this film makes sure you embrace it too. The camera stays on the murder victims for a long period of time and makes sure the blood is red, REALLY red. Machine gun riddled bodies litter this fun mess of a movie. At the height of Kim Darby's fame, she gives it her all, desperately trying to make ridiculously written scenes work with Scott Wilson, who chews up the garishly decorated scenery. (Wilson's work with Robert Blake in IN Cold Blood still ranks as some of the finest in American film). The actress playing Ma is so over-the-top you gotta love it. It lookslike she was directed with Think Bette Davis!! She snarls, whoops, shouts, I even think they give her a moustache. And boy do they sweat in this movie. The lighting is designed to bring it out and everybody sweats. The cops sweat, the gangsters sweat, the stoolies sweat, even Connie Stevens sweats!


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