Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)




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In this jet-black comedy, a university campus is plagued by a series of mysterious murders, in which all the victims are beautiful females. Rock Hudson plays the school's guidance counselor, whose notion of "advice" is to bed as many willing young coeds as possible.
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Rock Hudson
as Michael `Tiger' McDrew
Angie Dickinson
as Miss Betty Smith
Telly Savalas
as Captain Sam Surcher
John David Carson
as Ponce de Leon Harper
John Carson
as Ponce
Roddy McDowall
as Mr. Proffer
Keenan Wynn
as Chief John Poldaski
Susan Tolsky
as Miss Harriet Craymire
Barbara Leigh
as Jean McDrew
Gretchen Burrell
as Marjorie
Aimee Eccles
as Hilda Lee
JoAnna Cameron
as Yvonne Millick
June Fairchild
as Sonya `Sonny' Swingle
Joy Bang
as Rita
Brenda Sykes
as Pamela Wilcox
Diane Sherry
as Sheryl
Phillip Brown
as Jim Green
Tim Ray
as Boy
Stephanie Mizrahi
as Tiger's Daughter
Larry Marmorstein
as TV Reporter
Estrellita Rania
as Hilda's Mother
Jomarie Ward
as Gym Teacher
Guy Remsen
as Board Member
Joe Quinn
as Board Member
Judy Michie
as Other Pretty Maid
Adriana Bentley
as Other Pretty Maid
Joyce Williams
as Other Pretty Maid
Fredricka Myers
as Other Pretty Maid
Linda Morand
as Other Pretty Maid
Topo Swope
as Other Pretty Maid
Diane Lambert
as Other Pretty Maid
Otis Greene
as Police Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Maids All in a Row

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Were you to take out the sex and nudity, it would be nothing but an incomprehensible load of silliness.

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
7M Pictures

I won't say that Pretty Maids All in a Row is a good film by any traditional measure. It is, however, a genuine curio.

Full Review… | October 25, 2010
Aisle Seat

A scalding satire and, all things considered, a remarkably fecund work

Full Review… | March 15, 2010

At best, it can be viewed as silly fun and harmless soft core porn that offers a snapshot of a bygone era.

Full Review… | October 11, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weird mix of teen comedy and slasher film.

April 28, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

In 1971 this was pretty daring and trendy. Unfortunately, it's no longer 1971.

October 11, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Pretty Maids All in a Row

Weird, freaky movie. Super pervy, dark humor, and extremely questionable that it should ever have been made. Gene Roddenberry, how could you?

Bill Robinson
Bill Robinson

Fun as a view to the tenor of the times it was made with a VERY 70's vibe, although no one says "let's rap" fortunately, that's it major attraction.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This should be perfect, but the Gene Roddenberry script just fails. With that said, the tone of this film is incredible and way ahead of it's time. It's impossible not to think about Heathers when watching this. Rock Hudson fucking a bunch of high school girls and then killing them should be the greatest movie ever made. The cast is uniformly excellent, especially Angie Dickinson. I just wish the script was able to keep up with the promise of the plot and the casting. So worth watching, though. You'll never understand how it even got made.

Michael Novick
Michael Novick

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