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30 April 1969 (USA) See more »
Poor daddy. Bibi was just shedding her inhibitions. So he threw the gang out. He never should have done it. Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never. See more »
A former actress clashes with her wealthy and spoiled stepdaughter over their inheritance after the death of their protector. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lana Turner ... Adriana Roman

George Chakiris ... Johnny Allen

Richard Egan ... Frederick Lansdale

Dan O'Herlihy ... Charles Winthrop (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Karin Mossberg ... Lisa Winthrop
Pamela Rodgers ... Bibi
Carlos East ... Lalo
Augusto Benedico ... Dr. Lorenz
Víctor Junco ... Delacroix (as Victor Junco)
Norma Herrera ... Stella
Pedro Galván ... University Dean (as Pedro Galvan)
The Finks (as The Finks)
Regina Torné ... Queen Bee (as Regina Torne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Adalid ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Javier Batiz ... (uncredited)
Carolina Cortázar ... (uncredited)
Felipe de Flores ... Reporter (uncredited)

Rogelio Guerra ... Queen Bee's Bodyguard (uncredited)
José Roberto Hill ... Gary (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Capt. Kelly (uncredited)
Roberto Meyer ... Actor in Rehearsal (uncredited)
Alma Muriel ... (uncredited)
Rubén Márquez ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Penelope ... (uncredited)
Carlos Riquelme ... (uncredited)
Joaquín Roche ... Julius - The Butler (uncredited)
Sergio Virel ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Tito Davison 
Writing credits
William Douglas Lansford (screenplay)

Tito Davison (story) and
Edmundo Báez (story) (as Edmundo Baez)

Produced by
Francisco Diez Barroso .... producer
Lindsley Parsons .... producer
Original Music by
Val Johns 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage  (as Carlos Savage Jr.)
Casting by
James Lister 
Art Direction by
Manuel Fontanals 
Costume Design by
Travilla (gowns)
Makeup Department
Ana Guerrero .... makeup artist
Rosa Guerrero .... makeup artist
Esperanza Gómez .... hair stylist (as Esperanza Gomez)
Production Management
Enrique L. Morfín .... production chief (as Enrique Morfin)
Felipe Subervielle .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Winfield Sánchez .... assistant director (as Winfield Sanchez)
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Manuel Topete .... sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Consuelo Múgica .... costume coordinator (as Consuelo Mugica)
Music Department
Val Johns .... conductor
Other crew
Jon Cutaia .... assistant to the producer (as Jon A. Cutaia)
Ben Krasnow .... title design: Pacific Title
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Also Known As:
"El Terrón de azúcar" - Mexico
"A Escrava da Alucinação" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"A droga que alucina" - Brazil (alternative title)
"Dosierter Mord" - West Germany
"El Terrón de azúcar" - Spain
"Geometria di un delitto" - Italy
"Idiaiteres sheseis" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Sir Küpü" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
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98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
USA:PG | USA:M (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Psychedelic signs at Lisa and Johnny's wedding said: Lisa and Johnny did Their Thing; Johnny is Lisa's Old Man.See more »
Adriana Roman:[First lines] O holy virgin, thou who art in the glory of God, I beg thee to intercede...See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)See more »
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Lana Turner falls off the Generation Gap, 11 December 2013
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

After a well-received performance, popular platinum blonde actress Lana Turner (as Adriana Roman) announces she is retiring from the stage to start a new life with silver-haired millionaire Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy (as Charles Winthrop). After the wedding, Ms. Turner gets to know heavily-accented step-daughter Karin Mossberg (as Lisa), who begins a romance with handsome medical student George Chakiris (as Johnny Allen). As it turns out, Mr. Chakiris is quickly revealed to be an LSD-peddling playboy. Chakiris introduces Ms. Mossberg to a psychedelic lifestyle, which irks her parents. After as boating mishap, Chakiris decides to use LSD to drive Turner crazy and gain control of the family's fortune...

Chakiris explains, "There are ways of dealing with cats like her," adding later, "Maybe there's no perfect murder, but I think we've figured a perfect freak-out." Possibly extending Anthony Perkin's "Psycho" performance, Chakiris is sometimes impressive. His efforts, however, are clearly wasted in this production. A long-time friend longing for Lana, Richard Egan (as Frederick Lansdale) hedges his bets and does little which can be criticized. In the other co-starring role, Mossberg is forced to walk the acting plank. Others try to act trippy. With generous close-ups, Pamela Rodgers does a dance in her panties...

Generally, contemporary filmmakers were unable to capture the 1960s counterculture, if they tried. Most of the films look like unintentional bad parodies. "The Big Cube" falls into this category. When a golden age movie star is added to the cast, the effect became even more ludicrous. Clueless about how to play her character, Turner sounds like both a girlish teenager and a melodramatic matron – even before they plan to drive her crazy. Decked out with outrageous hair and make-up (even for bed), she manages to look good and garish at the same time. After this trip, Turner found her footing again in "The Survivors" (1969-1970), an appropriate evening serial which unfortunately could not support its cost with high ratings.

** The Big Cube (4/30/69) Tito Davison ~ Lana Turner, George Chakiris, Karin Mossberg, Richard Egan

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