From his blue collar roots in the small town of Butte, Montana, Evel Knievel revved his way out and became an international, star-spangled superstar armed only with his motorcycle, a charming personality - and a whole lot of guts. The undisputed godfather of all extreme sports, Evel Knievel paved for himself a path of fame, wealth and awe that is not easily equalled, and completely all-American.
The famous opening which feels like something the writer-director-producer Sam Fuller just really wanted to do, Constance Towers (as Kelly) beats her subjective-camera pimp into submission, losing her wig in the process, in The Naked Kiss, 1964.
Complex opening sequence and credits from Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles, 1961, introducing Bette Davis as Apple Annie, from a Damon Runyon story.
Peter Falk (as Joy Boy) is bantering with Junior (Mickey Shaughnessy) as Annie (Bette Davis) awaits the entrance of Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford) in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles 1961, from a Damon Runyon story.
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The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets simmer beneath the wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller’s greatest, boldest entertainments.
The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute relocates to a calm suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the hallucinatory territory of Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets simmer beneath the surface. Featuring radical visuals, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller's greatest entertainments.
A traumatized prostitute moves to a new town and eventually she falls in love and starts working as a nurse - but then she witnesses a terrible event that could threaten everything.
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