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Roger Corman United States, 1959

Michael Harbour's rating of the film A Bucket of Blood

A slight twist on the bodies-in-the-wax-museum trope that's also a beatnik pastiche, a send-up of art-snob culture, a tale of unrequited love, a desperate, hopeless attempt to achieve status and acceptance, and a bit of a crime-noir with a shadowy back-alley chase. It's a shame Dick Miller never got another starring role. He really turned in a fascinating performance here.