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Kitten with a Whip (1964)

A rising political star faces scandal and blackmail when the young woman he tries to help turns out to be a juvenile delinquent.


Douglas Heyes


Douglas Heyes (screenplay), H. William Miller (novel) (as Wade Miller)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Jody
John Forsythe ... David
Peter Brown ... Ron
Patricia Barry ... Vera
Richard Anderson ... Grant
Skip Ward ... Buck (as James Ward)
Diane Sayer ... Midge
Ann Doran ... Mavis
Patrick Whyte ... Varden
Audrey Dalton ... Virginia
Leo Gordon ... Enders
Patricia Tiara Patricia Tiara ... Strip Tease Dancer
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Matron
Frances Robinson ... Martha
Maxine Stuart ... Peggy


Jody, a juvenile delinquent, escapes from reform school by stabbing a matron and attempting to burn down the building and then takes refuge in a house owned by an ambitious politician David Patton. Despite the hellcat's ample charms, the would-be officeholder wants nothing to do with her and tries to drive her away. She responds by shortly returning to his house accompanied by a gang of delinquent pals and taking him hostage. A sudden act of violence causes more trouble, leading Jody and her gang to hijack David and force him to drive a getaway car to Mexico. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

15 January 1965 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La chatte au fouet See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »


Between shots, the teddy Jody cuddles in bed changes the direction it faces. See more »


Jody Dvorak: Everything's so creamy!
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Referenced in Roseanne: Her Boyfriend's Back (1991) See more »

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A guy continually places his trust in an obviously insane girl.
26 December 2012 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This film was rather funny...to watch a politician help a person then proceed to pay for it through the whole movie really makes one wonder what message this film was trying to send? Is it trying to say, one should never show kindness, because in return you will end up a hostage in your own home to political science majors and their friends with cars and anger management issues. Still, the film had some moments, mainly the unintentionally funny moments and you get to see a very attractive young Ann Margaret.

The film is about a bland politician who ends up finding a very attractive girl in his daughter's bed. His wife and child are away at the time. The girl begs the man for help and he listens to her story and proceeds to buy the young lady and outfit, takes her to the bus stop and gives her some money to help her out. He later finds out that she has escaped from a juvenile facility and even stabbed one of the employees there. Well he returns home to find out that she has returned and he also finds out that she is kind of insane! She ends up making his life miserable, she invites friends that are a bit psycho themselves and he continually believes what she says and defends her at every turn.

The film was featured on MST3K and it made for a very funny episode. It helps that this film was not all that bad, as it contained plenty of fodder for Mike and the bots. It was also kind of good in a way, which always makes for the more entertaining episodes. Listening to their riffs as the politician keeps getting deeper and deeper into trouble was funny, but at the same time you kept wondering how it was going to end as well. Could he possibly get out of this situation unscathed? So while it was not an award winning movie by an means, it was entertaining in its own way. And Ann Margaret was hot, hot, HOT...back then.

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