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The Female Animal

Directed by Harry Keller
United States, 1958


Jaded movie star Vanessa Windsor, saved from a studio accident by handsome extra Chris Farley, pursues him, and soon he’s the ‘caretaker’ of her beach house. Vanessa’s sexy, alcoholic adult daughter Penny accidentally meets Chris, who rescues her from an ‘octopus’ boyfriend.

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The Female Animal Directed by Harry Keller

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Female Animal

    Last movie of Hedy Lamarr who retired at the age of 44. 'The Female Animal' is a lot better than its title would suggest. Men and more specifically young handsome men with muscles are seen as preys for the three leading ladies here. Jane Powell plays the alcoholic daughter of Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood star, and Jan Sterling is a retired actress with cash in the bank. Lines of dialogue are quite acute. Recommended.

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