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The Naked Kiss
Directed by Samuel Fuller • 1964 • United States
Starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante
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.