The Naked Kiss

1964

The Naked Kiss

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Naked Kiss

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Audience Reviews for The Naked Kiss

  • Mar 09, 2017
    Nothing rings remotely true in this outdated pulp neo-noir - not the gorgeous and ridiculously cultivated prostitute with a golden heart, not the embarrassing plot full of moralizing and certainly not the absurd ending that wants to make us feel good about the murder of a pedophile.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2016
    Constance Towers plays Kelly, a prostitute on the run from her former pimp who ends up in a town and decides to go straight. She starts working with children at a local hospital and despite being told to leave town by police, she starts to build a life for herself. She falls in love with Grant (Michael Dante) who is rich and doesn't mind her past. It becomes clear he doesn't mind her past because he is a child molester and they are both sexual deviants. Samuel Fuller is a capable director and the film has a decent pace, but it's completely uninspired.
    Joseph B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2013
    Good performances and all, but there's one major problem which I couldn't overlook.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2011
    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 J Super Reviewer

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