The Naked Kiss
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Kelly, is a feminist who takes on the causes of abused women and disabled children. Originally a prostitute, she flees from the city to a small town where she reforms after she looks in the mirror and sees "nothing but the buck, the bed, and the bottle for the rest of my life." She falls in love with Grant (Michael Dante), the town's philanthropist and most eligible bachelor, but a sinister secret he's hiding mars their chance for a happy ending.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... arguably the most aggressively defiant film of his career."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"An audacious mix of cynicism, sleaze, sentimental gooeyness and social commentary, it's bizarre and at times an assault on the senses..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Melodrama masterpiece"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Like Fuller, Kelly believes in the direct approach, and a good slap can get quick results."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Fuller's The Naked Kiss is one of his oddest and most brutal works."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Fascinatingly perverse Sam Fuller film"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"uses it tabloid-sensational subject matter to probe at the country's darkest recesses"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"It's Sirk-on-a-shoestring, and twice as cynical."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"The studio offended Samuel Fuller by cutting his film against his wishes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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