The Female Animal

The Female Animal

Hedy Lamarr
Director: Harry Keller Cast: Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
, Jane Powell
Jane Powell
, George Nader
George Nader
Harry Keller


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Harry Keller, the man who directed the extra scenes in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil, receives solo directorial credit in The Female Animal. Hedy Lamarr stars as Vanessa Windsor, a beautiful but ageing film star whose life is saved on the set by handsome extra Chris Farley (George Nader). Falling in love with Chris, Vanessa finds herself in competition with her own adopted daughter Penny (Jane Powell). Meanwhile, poor Chris struggles to become his "own man," and not merely the sexual plaything of two predatory females. Stealing the film from the nominal stars are Jan Sterling as a fading beauty with romantic notions of her own, and James Gleason as a crusty but likeable agent.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2015
UPC: 0025192317446
Original Release: 1958
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 26,005

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hedy Lamarr Vanessa Windsor
Jane Powell Penny Windsor
George Nader Chris Farley
Jan Sterling Lily Frayne
Jerry Paris Hank Lopez
Gregg Palmer Piggy
Mabel Albertson Irma Jones
James Gleason Tom Maloney
Richard H. Cutting Dr. John Ramsay
Ann Doran Nurse
Yvonne Peattie Hairdresser
Douglas Evans The Director
Richard Avonde Lily's Gigolo
Isabel Dawn Masseuse
Aram Katcher Mischa Boroff
Walter Kelly Motion Picture Assistant Director
Laurie Mitchell Manicurist
Almira Sessions Landlady
Max Showalter Charlie Grant

Technical Credits
Harry Keller Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Miton Carruth Editor
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert J. Hill Screenwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Albert Zugsmith Producer

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