Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Cast: Edward Dmytryk, Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda

     
 

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This moody and controversial drama takes place in Depression-era New Orleans. Dove (Laurence Harvey) has traveled by bus from Texas to find his wayward lover Hallie (Capucine). He meets young Kitty Twist (Jane Fonda) as the two get off in the crescent city. Teresina (Anne Baxter) gives him a job at her small cafe. In his free time, Dove searches for Hallie and finds…  See more details below

Overview

This moody and controversial drama takes place in Depression-era New Orleans. Dove (Laurence Harvey) has traveled by bus from Texas to find his wayward lover Hallie (Capucine). He meets young Kitty Twist (Jane Fonda) as the two get off in the crescent city. Teresina (Anne Baxter) gives him a job at her small cafe. In his free time, Dove searches for Hallie and finds her at work as a prostitute in the Doll's House. Dove implores Hallie to return to him but she refuses. When the lecherous lesbian madame Jo (Barbara Stanwyck) discovers Dove's intentions towards Hallie, she has him beaten to a bloody pulp by her hired goons. He is found by Kitty, now a happy hooker at the Doll House, and is taken back to the cafe where the compassionate Teresina heals his physical and emotional wounds. The film taken from the novel by Nelson Algren is much tamer than the original text. The title track, sung by Brook Benton, was nominated for an Academy Award. The "black-cat stalking" opening and closing sequences (by designer Saul Bass) is a perfect little "film-within-a-film." This footage, with its superb lighting, framing, panning, and editing, should be appreciated by anyone who wants to know more about the art of cinematography.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/2013
UPC:
0043396428928
Original Release:
1962
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
32,321

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Harvey Dove Linkhorn
Capucine Hallie
Jane Fonda Kitty Twist
Anne Baxter Teresina Vidaverri
Barbara Stanwyck Jo Courtney
Joanna Moore Miss Precious
Richard Rust Oliver
Karl Swenson Schmidt
Don "Red" Barry Dockery
Juanita Moore Mama
John Anderson Preacher
Todd Armstrong Lt. Omar Stroud
Lillian Bronson Amy Gerard
Adrienne Marden Eva Gerard
Sherry O'Neil Reba
Kathryn Card Landlady
Murray Alper Simon
Steve Benton Van Driver
Nesdon Booth Actor
Cordy Clark Fat Woman
Graham Denton Actor
Ted Jacques Sheriff
Chester Jones Black Waiter
Alexander Lockwood Doctor
Ken Lynch Frank Bonito
Edward Mallory Sidekick
Bill Walker Black Man
Ray Walker Salesman
Willard Waterman Actor
Todd Anderson Lieutenant Omar Stroud
John Bryant Spence
Paul Maxey Auctioneer
Barbara Hines Prostitute

Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director
Brook Benton Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Mack David Songwriter
John Fante Screenwriter
Charles K. Feldman Producer
Harry Gerstad Editor
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Edmund Morris Screenwriter
Richard Sylbert Art Director

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