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The Grissom Gang (1971)

R | | Crime, Drama | 29 May 1971 (USA)
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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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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was voted to the No #12 rank in Empire Magazine's "20 Greatest Gangster Movies You've Never Seen" poll in 2009. See more »

Goofs

Matt Clark is running away when he's killed by a knife in the back. When his killer turns him over his mouth is open showing a lot of teeth with fillings which wouldn't be likely in the 1920's. 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

Featured in Scott Wilson: A Different Kind of Killer (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Sung by Rudy Vallee
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cynical, complex, entertaining....
17 June 2003 | by howlermonkeySee all my reviews

a better Patty Hearst movie than the ones actually made about Patty Hearst. not quite up there with the likes of Bonnie and Clyde and Thieves Like Us, but definitely worth seeing as an example of the 1970's ambivalence about anti-social characters and crime. the reviews make quite a big deal about the violence but you will hardly notice it--a great deal of shooting, some of that orange glop they used in the 1970s, but hardly emotionally wrenching like, say, The Wild Bunch or Texas Chainsaw Massacre...great performance by Scott Wilson who shows up on TV a lot these days.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grissom Gang See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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