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The Naked Kiss

The Naked Kiss (1964)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1964 Wide

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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

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Samuel Fuller

Aug 26, 1998

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (1) | DVD (11)

... arguably the most aggressively defiant film of his career.

March 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
Turner Classic Movies Online

Like Fuller, Kelly believes in the direct approach, and a good slap can get quick results.

February 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

uses it tabloid-sensational subject matter to probe at the country's darkest recesses

January 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

An audacious mix of cynicism, sleaze, sentimental gooeyness and social commentary, it's bizarre and at times an assault on the senses...

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

Fuller's The Naked Kiss is one of his oddest and most brutal works.

September 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's Sirk-on-a-shoestring, and twice as cynical.

May 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Melodrama masterpiece

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Fascinatingly perverse Sam Fuller film

August 26, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The studio offended Samuel Fuller by cutting his film against his wishes.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Naked Kiss

Good performances and all, but there's one major problem which I couldn't overlook.
September 13, 2013
imrealgod

Super Reviewer

Fuller's take on melodrama is much more brutal. A very risque subject for it's time, this pulp classic holds up very well today.
October 30, 2011
Graham Jones

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whoa. a great vehicle for constance towers and lurid as all hell. fuller strikes a blow for female empowerment.
March 14, 2011
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Stella Dallas

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I have to believe that Sam Fuller just doesn't give a rat's ass about what the rest of the world thinks. He has a story to tell and he's going to tell it HIS way, style and etiquette be damned. You gotta respect a guy who has the huevos to make films that challenge convention.
March 13, 2011
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Randy Tippy

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    1. Kelly: You'll be sleeping on the skin of a nightmare for the rest of your life.
    – Submitted by Sean C (44 days ago)
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