Pretty Poison

1968, Mystery & thriller, 1h 29m

10 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Paranoid parolee Dennis Pitt (Anthony Perkins) strives to fit into everyday life working at a chemical factory but soon comes to believe the company is purposely polluting the town's water supply. Befriended by an attractive high school drum majorette, Sue Ann Stepanek (Tuesday Weld), Dennis is delighted when she approves of his scheme to pretend to be a CIA agent in order to destroy the factory. The plan goes awry, and the hapless Dennis becomes a pawn in Sue Ann's own devious plot.

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  • Jan 24, 2016
    Perkins doesn't stretch himself, the film belongs to Weld and she does a terrific job.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2013
    A great psychological thriller with tables turning and no one quite knowing who has the advantage over whom. Great use of a post Psycho Anthony Perkins to play...a psycho.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2012
    "Boy. What a week. I met you on Monday, fell in love with you on Tuesday, Wednesday I was unfaithful, Thursday we killed a guy together. How about that for a crazy week, Sue Ann?"
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2012
    This has a cult status? This film doesn't seem to me the kind that would have a fan base. Just look at how much ratings it has. There are a couple of things wrong here. To start off, the production value is poor. I felt like I was watching a good quality home video. The lighting is all wrong. The decision on time could have been better. By that I mean the transition of scenes on whether their morning or night. The good parts include the acting. Great acting by the main cast especially Anthony Perkins. I originally saw this because he was in Psycho. The plot itself is okay. Not a perfect plot but an entertaining one non the least. I advise you to give this a chance you might like it more then me.
    Eduardo T Super Reviewer

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