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The Naked Kiss Details


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. ~ Steve Press, Rovi

  • Release date:October 29, 1964


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


Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Leon Fromkess
Sam Firks
Samuel Fuller
Stanley Cortez
Paul Dunlap
Composer (Music Score)
Jerome Thoms
Eugène Lourié
Art Director
Hazel Allensworth
Costume Designer