Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison

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Pretty Poison

Easygoing but psychotic Dennis (Anthony Perkins) is released from jail, where he has served a sentence for his complicity in a suspicious death. Wandering through a small, working-class New England town, Dennis befriends apparently normal high school A-student Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld). He fills her head with lies about his imaginary career as a secret agent. She is thrilled, and makes up her mind to join him in his further adventures. This jet-black "who's manipulating who?" seriocomedy was adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Stephen Geller's novel She Let Him Continue.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0024543315711
Original Release: 1968
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 38,863

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Perkins Dennis
Tuesday Weld Sue Ann Stepanek
Beverly Garland Mrs. Stepanek
John Randolph Azenauer
Dick O'Neill Bud Munsch
Clarice Blackburn Mrs. Bronson
Joe Bova Pete
Ken Kercheval Harry
George Fisher Burly Man
Dan Morgan Actor
Paul Larson Mrs. Stepanek's Boy Friend
Bill Sorrells Cop at Beanery
Don Fellows Detective
Parker Fennelly Night Watchman

Technical Credits
Noel Black Director,Producer
Marshal Backlar Producer
David Dockendorf Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Grossberg Associate Producer
Robert Jiras Makeup
Billy King Special Effects
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Johnny Mandel Score Composer
Harold Michelson Art Director
John Mortensen Set Decoration/Design
David Quaid Cinematographer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Lorenzo Semple Screenwriter
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Lawrence Turman Executive Producer
Ralph Winigar Special Effects
William H. Ziegler Editor

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Pretty Poison 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dennis Pitt, an emotionally disturbed arsonist prone to fantasizing, is released from a mental institution and ventures out into the real world, where he tries to impress Sue Ann, a high-school blonde with a baby doll face, by pretending to be a spy for the CIA. At the time of Pitt's release from the asylum his doctor admonished him to stop fantasizing because there is no room for it in the real world. It turns out, though, that the real world contains even crazier and more dangerous psychopaths than do the madhouses. &quot Pretty Poison&quot has a fascinating premise and it would have been a far better movie, had the direction not been so flat and uninspired. The noir movie wannabe is slow-paced and fails to build any significant suspense or thrills, which is out of joint with its subject matter and genre. Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, on the other hand, turn in well-honed performances as psychopaths, and, oddly enough, of the two, Weld comes off as the scarier.