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Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School.


Roger Vadim


Gene Roddenberry (screenplay), Francis Pollini (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Tiger
Angie Dickinson ... Miss Smith
Telly Savalas ... Surcher
John David Carson ... Ponce
Roddy McDowall ... Proffer
Keenan Wynn ... Poldaski
James Doohan ... Follo
William Campbell ... Grady
Susan Tolsky Susan Tolsky ... Miss Craymire
Barbara Leigh ... Jean
Gretchen Carpenter Gretchen Carpenter ... Marjorie (as Gretchen Burrell)
Aimee Eccles ... Hilda
JoAnna Cameron ... Yvonne
Margaret Markov ... Polly
June Fairchild ... Sonny


There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward male is frustrated by the plethora of uninhibited freewheeling young girls. Written by HC

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Roger Vadim, the director who uncovered Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Jane Fonda, now brings you the American high school girl...and Rock Hudson. See more »


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Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

12 July 1971 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Querido profesor See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


James B Harris was set to direct when this was first announced in 1968. See more »


When Sunny Swingle records her message for Tiger, the reel of tape is near the end, but when Ponce plays it back, it is near the beginning. See more »


Michael 'Tiger' McDrew: [Deciding to go ahead with the scheduled football game] We play on Friday. Once you start retreating, life will drag you down.
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Referenced in Tommy Boy (1995) See more »


Chilly Winds
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Mike Curb
Performed by The Osmonds
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Weird, Wild & Freaky
25 November 2004 | by shark-43See all my reviews

This movie is lots of fun - a time capsule of the swinging Seventies - tight pants, mini-mini skirts, people sayingt "Right on" and Rock Hudson as a girl hound - seducing any girl who comes into his classroom - yes, Rock plays "Tiger" a football coach and guidance counselor. Angie Dickinson plays a lusty teacher who helps seduce a young virgin boy. Telly Savalas is a hoot as the hard-nosed cop trying to solve the series of murders that start happening at the high school - Salvalas does some truly strange things as an actor - he holds his smoking cigarette in various odd ways and is constantly putting his big sunglasses on his head, on his nose, on a lamp -- the whole movie is this strange little sex-murder mystery (light on the mystery). Written by Star Trek creator, Gene Rodenberry!!!! If you like cheesy fun flicks from the early 1970s, this one is for you. A hoot!

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