Pretty Poison (1968)

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When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

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  • Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld in Pretty Poison (1968)
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  • Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld in Pretty Poison (1968)
  • Beverly Garland in Pretty Poison (1968)
  • Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld in Pretty Poison (1968)

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2 June 2003 | grahamclarke
Small, funny and decidedly evil
Legendary critic Pauline Kael staunchly championed "Pretty Poison" which she clearly loved but her accolades did little in preventing this small, funny but decidedly evil movie from vanishing into obscurity.

The pairing of Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins was inspired. Being actors who Hollywood never quite understood how to use, they are perfectly cast as social renegades. Both are in their prime; young, attractive, funny and fiercely intelligent. They are a joy to watch. Four years later they would be brought together for the wonderful "Play It As It Lays", but by then both tapped into a world weary disillusionment far from the playfulness of "Pretty Poison". They were an odd team, playing off each other to dazzling effect.

How those two movies have been relegated to almost total obscurity remains a sad testament to the industry. Should the rare opportunity to watch "Pretty Poison" arises, don't miss it.

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