Stigma (1972)





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An ex-medical student who was just released from prison fights a syphilis epidemic on a secluded island town.
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Philip Michael Thomas
as Dr. Calvin Crosse
Harlan Cary Poe
as Bill Waco
Josie Johnson
as D.D. Whitehead
Peter H. Clune
as Sheriff Whitehead
Eddie Mills
as Choir Leader
Peter Clune
as Sheriff Whitehead
Raina Barrett
as `B' Girl
Carter Courtney
as Homosexual
Kathy Joyce
as Kathleen
Jean Parker
as Jeanie
Edwin Mills
as Choir Leader
Connie VanEss
as Tassie
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Audience Reviews for Stigma


Okay, so I went into this thinking it was a horror film of some sort, about a city doctor out of his element in a small town, locals don't like new people, let alone black ones - that sort of thing. But no, there's no horror element here at all, and the whole thing comes off like an after school special for adults, because it's (SPOILERS, I guess) about venereal disease spreading in a small community. Rental? If you really need to know that you should wrap your willie?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Stigma Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Harlan Cary Poe, and Josie Johnson Director: David E. Durston A disgraced doctor (Thomas) travels to an isolated island to take a job with hisold mentor. Once there, he is confronted by racism and a threat of a syphillys outbreak that threatens the entire community. "Stigma" is a preachy film that is a long parade of stereotypes and a heavy-handed message about the risks of ignorance and denial when it comes to VDs, so much so the film pretty much includes one of those "VD is bad mmmkay?"-type health class short films. Its strongest points are the photography, which is far better than what you might expect in this kind of low-budget film. Similarly, the acting is also better overall than is to be expected.

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

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