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Ruby (1977)

R | | Drama, Horror | 24 June 1977 (USA)
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Harrington

Writers:

George Edwards (screenplay), Steve Krantz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Laurie ... Ruby Claire
Stuart Whitman ... Vince Kemper
Roger Davis ... Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ... Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ... Lila June
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... Louie
Len Lesser ... Barney
Jack Perkins ... Avery
Eddy Donno ... Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio Sal Vecchio ... Nicky Rocco
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens Rory Stevens ... Donny
Raymond Kark Raymond Kark ... First Man
Jan Burrell Jan Burrell ... First Woman
Kip Gillespie Kip Gillespie ... Herbie
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Storyline

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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A love affair with the supernatural See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Ruby See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Includes a scene reworking the "spider-walk" sequence cut from the original version of The Exorcist (1973). See more »

Goofs

Set in 1951, the drive-in shows Attack of the 50 Foot Woman seven years too early. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 13 Weird Stories (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's So Easy
Written by Sally Stevens
Performed by Piper Laurie
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Highly underrated
25 September 2017 | by PeterBradfordSee all my reviews

I don't understand all the negative reviews. Piper Laurie gives an emotional, strong performance as Ruby. The film has atmosphere, is moody, and somewhat original (particularly with the death scenes). Janit Baldwin looks remarkably like Piper Laurie in some scenes (I thought that was Piper Laurie on the theatrical release poster until I saw the film). Roger Davis, an actor with a spotty career, does a good job in his second film for Harrington (he had previously been in Killer Bees). And the ending...I love it! It's both chilling and effective. Check it out!


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