The Naked Kiss (1964)

The Naked Kiss (1964)




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Kelly, is a feminist who takes on the causes of abused women and disabled children. Originally a prostitute, she flees from the city to a small town where she reforms after she looks in the mirror and sees "nothing but the buck, the bed, and the bottle for the rest of my life." She falls in love with Grant (Michael Dante), the town's philanthropist and most eligible bachelor, but a sinister secret he's hiding mars their chance for a happy ending.
Classics , Drama
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Betty Bronson
as Miss Josephine
Linda Francis
as Rembrandt
Patty Robinson
as Angel Face
Neyle Morrow
as Officer Sam
Monte Mansfield
as Farlunde
Fletcher Fist
as Barney
Gerald Milton
as Zookie
Breena Howard
as Redhead
Sally Mills
as Marshmallow
Edy Williams
as Hatrack
Michael Barrere
as Young Delinquent
Sheila Mintz
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Kiss

All Critics (13)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

... arguably the most aggressively defiant film of his career.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

Like Fuller, Kelly believes in the direct approach, and a good slap can get quick results.

Full Review… | February 26, 2011
Movie Metropolis

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Full Review… | January 24, 2011
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for The Naked Kiss

Good performances and all, but there's one major problem which I couldn't overlook.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


Fuller's take on melodrama is much more brutal. A very risque subject for it's time, this pulp classic holds up very well today.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

whoa. a great vehicle for constance towers and lurid as all hell. fuller strikes a blow for female empowerment.

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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