The Grissom Gang (1971)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Gangster Film, Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 135 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, and headed by Ma Barker clone Irene Dailey. One of the Grissoms, played by Scott Wilson, takes a liking to his prisoner, which results in a bloody breakdown of the family unit. Both The Grissom Gang and the original No Orchids For Miss Blandish were inspired by the best-seller by James Hadley Chase, though neither film retains Chase's original ending.

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heir, kidnapping, family, mother, ransom, sadist, son