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Claudelle Inglish (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 13 April 1962 (West Germany)
In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Erskine Caldwell (novel), Leonard Freeman (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Diane McBain ... Claudelle Inglish
Arthur Kennedy ... Clyde Inglish
Will Hutchins ... Dennis Peasley
Constance Ford ... Jessie Inglish
Claude Akins ... S.T. Crawford
Frank Overton ... Harley Peasley
Chad Everett ... Linn Varner
Robert Colbert ... Rip Guyler
Ford Rainey ... Rev. Armstrong
James Bell ... Josh
Robert Logan ... Charles Henry
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In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he has fallen in love with another. Now, donning a tight dress and putting on new makeup, she proceeds to use her allure to seek vengeance by driving the men in her small town wild in their desire for Claudelle Inglish.

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She liked boys looking at her...and thinking...and then she'd take her delicious kind of revenge on them all! The author of 'God's Little Acre,' Erskine Caldwell, brings you his most misbehavin' female...the child-woman called Claudelle Inglish. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Veneno en el alma See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in 77 Sunset Strip: Penthouse on Skid Row (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Sullivan
Played at the Senior Dance
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Dime Novel Trash -- Classic Level Drama
18 April 2007 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

DIANE McBAIN has only one claim to movie fame besides her good looks. It is her deep-down excellent portrayal of Claudelle Inglish in this strange and sensational movie that is both dime novel trash and classic drama.

The best and most powerful subject for a grab-you movie in my opinion is the power of intense love; that power which can bring joy and true happiness. Take away (or betray) that love and a person can be turned-on-a-dime into an adrenaline-filled force of self destruction. If I told you what happens in the movie you would not believe it; but I saw this near-exact drama play out in my own neighborhood some 15 years after this movie.

Too bad my 10 star rating is virtually pointless. The critics trashed this film when it came out and Warner Bros were clueless of its merits. I have no idea how you could get a copy and see it.


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