The Grissom Gang

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The Grissom Gang ★★★ 1971 (R)

Remake of the 1948 British film “No Orchids for Miss Blandish.” Darby is a wealthy heiress kidnapped by a family of grotesques, led by a sadistic mother. The ransom gets lost in a series of bizarre events, and the heiress appears to be falling for one of her moronic captors. Director Robert Aldrich skillfully blends extreme violence with dark humor. Superb camera work, editing, and 1920s period sets. 127m/C VHS, DVD . Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Ralph Waite, Connie Stevens, Robert Lansing, Wesley Addy; D: Robert Aldrich; W: Leon Griffiths; C: Joseph Biroc; M: Gerald Fried.