The Grissom Gang Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Connie Stevens, Irene Dailey, Wesley Addy, Robert Lansing

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THE GRISSOM GANG is a movie produced and directed by Robert Aldrich in 1971. Based on James Hadley Chase's No Orchids for Mrs Blandish".
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1931.Slim Grissom, a psychotic killer, Eddie Hagan, Woppy, Joe Bailey and Doc compose The Grissom Gang under "Ma" Grissom's firm hand. They accidentally cross the road of three fellow criminals who have just kidnapped Barbara Blandish, a wealthy heiress. They kill their colleagues, take the girl and obtain a ransom of 1 million dollars. Ma wants the girl to be murdered and not freed but her son Slim falls madly in love with her and protects her from the other members of the gang. At first, Barbara Blandish is disgusted by the intellectually deficient criminal but soon understands that she has to cope with him if she wants to stay alive.

A very good Robert Aldrich movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal/victim falls in love with victim/criminal    -   criminal becomes sensitive Kind of story:    -   molestation If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   a teen Nudity    -   Slightly see-through clothes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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