Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

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Theatrical release poster inspired by Saul Bass’s opening title sequence
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Produced by Charles K. Feldman
Written by John Fante
Edmund Morris
Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Starring Laurence Harvey
Jane Fonda
Anne Baxter
Barbara Stanwyck
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Edited by Harry Gerstad
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
February 21, 1962
Running time
114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million[1]

Walk on the Wild Sideis a 1962 film directed by Edward Dmytryk, adapted from the 1956 novel A Walk on the Wild Side by American author Nelson Algren. The film had a star-studded cast, including Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Anne Baxter, and Barbara Stanwyck, and was scripted by John Fante. It was not well received at the time; Bosley Crowther of the New York Times described it as a “lurid, tawdry, and sleazy melodrama.” While it passed its censors, it was…

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