Naked Kiss

Naked Kiss

Constance Towers
Director: Samuel Fuller Cast: Constance Towers
Constance Towers
, Anthony Eisley
Anthony Eisley
, Michael Dante
Michael Dante
Samuel Fuller

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Overview

Kelly (Constance Towers), a prostitute who wants to transform her life, beats up her pimp, takes the 75 dollars he owes her, and leaves town. Winding up in the small town of Grantville, she turns a trick with Griff (Anthony Eisley), who is actually the sheriff. After paying her for sex, Griff tells Kelly that Grantville is a clean town and orders her out, though he refers her to a brothel in a neighboring city. Instead, Kelly makes a final break with her past and becomes a nurse's aide at the local children's hospital. In that capacity, she meets Grant (Michael Dante), who is a benefactor of the hospital, a descendant of the town's founder -- and Griff's best friend. As Grant and Kelly fall in love, Griff viciously accuses Kelly of using her hospital job to hide ongoing illicit activities. When Kelly tells Grant about her past, he seems to accept her without reservation and proposes marriage; however, Kelly soon learns the perverse truth about her fiancée and takes matters into her own hands. Samuel Fuller's raw film noir exposes the hypocrisy of a supposedly proper society. Beneath the veneer of respectability lies an exploitive abuse of power, no different from that of any pimp.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2011
UPC: 0715515067119
Original Release: 1964
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 17,469

Special Features

New Video Interview with Star Constance Towers by Film Historian and Filmmaker Charles Dennis; ; Excerpts from a 1983 episode of The South Bank Show dedicated to Director Samuel Fuller; Interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps; Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series Cinéma Cinémas; ; Original Theatrical Trailer; Plus: Illustrations by Cartoonist Daniel Clowes and a booklet featuring an Essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's Autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Constance Towers Kelly
Anthony Eisley Griff
Michael Dante Grant
Virginia Grey Candy
Patsy Kelly Mac
Betty Bronson Miss Josephine
Marie Devereaux Buff
Karen Conrad Dusty
Linda Francis Rembrandt
Barbara Perry Edna
Gerald Michenaud Kip
Christopher Barry Peanuts
George Spell Tim
Patty Robinson Angel Face
Neyle Morrow Officer Sam
Gerald Milton Zookie
Sally Mills Marshmallow
Edy Williams Hatrack
Bill Sampson Jerry
Walter Mac Neil Mike
Betty Robinson Bunny
Breena Howard Redhead

Technical Credits
Samuel Fuller Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Act Costumes/Costume Designer
Hazel Allensworth Costumes/Costume Designer
Einar H. Bourman Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Cortez Cinematographer
Paul Dunlap Score Composer
Sam Firks Producer
Leon Fromkess Producer
Victor A. Gangelin Set Decoration/Design
John Guarniere Songwriter
Eugène Lourié Art Director
Harry Thomas Makeup
Jerome Thoms Editor

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