Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
In this melodrama, Texas resident Dove Linkhorn (Laurence Harvey) travels to Louisiana in search of his missing girlfriend, Hallie (Capucine). However, when he discovers that she is selling her body in a New Orleans whorehouse, he struggles to find a way to rescue the woman, even though she has no desire to be saved.
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Critic Reviews for Walk on the Wild Side
Sleazy atmosphere prevails with Fonda and Capucine as brothel babes.
This lurid, intense drams is pseudo Tennessee Williams, about a Texas drifer and desperate women in his life, but it shows Stanwyck as a lesbian (one of Hollywood's first) and signs of Jane Fonda's talent
best known for that marvelous opening credit sequence created by Saul Bass.
Audience Reviews for Walk on the Wild Side
Lawrence Harvey plays a good-natured gentleman idiot hayseed looking for his ex in 30s New Orleans only to find out she became a whore. Harvey's accent is kind of forced, Capucine as usual relies too much on her looks and Barbara Stanwyck plays her later era typical brassy old broad role--with the exception of her character being gay. The only standout is a young Jane Fonda who was as every bit good as she was foxy. Although she's got maybe 20 minutes of screen time Walk on the Wild Side is totally worth it for her.More
Wild weird film, some odd casting choices, Anne Baxter as a mexican senorita?, add to the strange appeal of this mongrel of a movieMore
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