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The Grissom Gang (1971)

The Grissom Gang




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The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, and headed by Ma Barker clone Irene Dailey. One of the Grissoms, played by Scott Wilson, takes a liking to his prisoner, which results in a bloody breakdown of the family unit. Both The Grissom Gang and the original No Orchids for Miss Blandish were inspired by the best-seller by James Hadley Chase, though neither film retains Chase's original ending.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Leon Griffiths
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 2004


Kim Darby
as Barbara Blandish
Scott Wilson
as Slim Grissom
Tony Musante
as Eddie Hagen
Robert Lansing
as Dave Fenner
Irene Dailey
as Ma Grissom
Connie Stevens
as Anna Borg
Wesley Addy
as John P. Blandish
Joey Faye
as Woppy
Dotts Johnson
as Johnny Hutchins
Hal Baylor
as Chief McLaine
Matt Clark
as Bailey
Alex Wilson
as Jerry McGowan
Elliott Street
as Station Boy
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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It works best as a complex macabre black comedy on family relations.

Full Review… | April 30, 2007
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