The Grissom Gang (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Grissom Gang (1971)




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Movie Info

This film 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 a Ma Barker clone.


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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Critic Reviews for The Grissom Gang

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

When the movie's over, you can't exactly say what it's meant to you.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It works best as a complex macabre black comedy on family relations.

April 30, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Seldom has any movie had more gratuitous gore, more simple-minded sadism or more mediocre melodrama. This gangster drama set in the 1930's outdoes Bonnie and Clyde in mayhem with far less reason and virtually no artistry.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

It's certainly a wonderfully entertaining and well-crafted movie that plays perhaps better today than it did in 1971.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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