Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Walk on the Wild Side

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Movie Info

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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Nelson Algren, Edmund Morris, John Fante
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 10, 2004
Runtime:

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Cast


as Dove Linkhorn

as Hallie Gerard

as Kitty Twist

as Jo Courtney

as Teresina Vidarverri

as Miss Precious

as Schmidt

as Preacher

as Frank Bonito

as Lt. Omar Stroud

as Amy Gerard

as Eva Gerard

as Landlady

as Van Driver

as Piano Player

as Sheriff

as Little Girl

as Auctioneer

as Fat Woman

as Salesman

as Lieutenant Omar Stro...

as Black Man

as Black Waiter

as Bit Part
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Critic Reviews for Walk on the Wild Side

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | December 11, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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July 7, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sleazy atmosphere prevails with Fonda and Capucine as brothel babes.

March 8, 2008
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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.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

½

Wild weird film, some odd casting choices, Anne Baxter as a mexican senorita?, add to the strange appeal of this mongrel of a movie

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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

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