Thursday, December 8, 2011
Kitten With A Whip (1964)
Trouble With Harry) plays David Stratton, an aspiring politician who's life is about to take a dramatic change for the worse when he finds a young attractive blond (Ann-Margret) sleeping in his daughters bed. David does what any man with a brain would do and wakes her up for some questioning. David is taken in by the girls sob story of abuse and he decides to help her. First he buys her a pretty dress that shows off her finer aspects and then he takes her to the local bus stop where she can catch a ride out of town and start a new life. With the help of a news bulletin Mr. Stratton learns the truth about his new friend. She wasn't on the run from her abusive family at all. She is in fact an escaped juvenile who is wanted for stabbing a guard at the delinquent center. Its not long before David is being held captive in his home by the young tigress and two violent beatniks.
The home invasion eventually takes to the road as the four characters get caught up in a game of cat and mouse and we are treated to a few fight scenes. A awesome moment where a guy is tangled in barbed wire and then run over by a car. A car crash (Complete with crash & burn) and a surprise ending.
For me Kitten With A Whip was a great watch and not necessarily in the exploitation sense either. Its not really very campy and while some of the characters maybe a bit gullible I think its a great movie with nice camera work and a few surprises that I really didn't see coming.