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      Screaming Mimi

      Released Jun 25, 1958 1h 19m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A San Francisco newsman (Phil Carey) thinks a stripper (Anita Ekberg) is a killer; her mental history supports it. Read More Read Less

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      Sean Axmaker Parallax View ... a real cult item in the film noir filmography, weird and lurid and kitschy, but fascinating all the same. May 4, 2012 Full Review John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) The movie is discreet by modern standards, but 'Screaming Mimi' has so much sex on the brain the characters almost leak. Rated: 3/4 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Blobbo X Movie lives up to title...Mimi screams! Very nicely photographed, too. Bonus has jazz great Red Norvo on vibes in small segment. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Doug H A classic of it's kind. With Red Norvo! And Anita Ekberg! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Hooty low budget affair isn't too hard to figure out but has the attractions of a stunning Anita Ekberg and one of the rare appearances of Gypsy Rose Lee. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member a real cult item in the film noir filmography, weird and lurid and kitschy, but fascinating all the same. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Inept mystery yarn with Anita Ekberg as a bonus for male viewers. Richard W. Nason, film critic for The New York Times, wrote, "It is a modern case of an artist's unintended voodoo over a girl who undergoes a traumatic experience. It is an effective film of its kind, thanks to some reflective dialogue by Robert Blees and a sense of suspense on the part of Gerd Oswald, the director. Anita Ekberg, who does more acting here than before, is the star. Gypsy Rose Lee and Phil Carey are also on the ball." She is a dancer who thinks she's committed murder. No, the script is murder. Cast Anita Ekberg as Virginia Wilson aka Yolanda Lange Philip Carey as Bill Sweeney Gypsy Rose Lee as Joann "Gypsy" Mapes Harry Townes as Dr. Greenwood aka Green Linda Cherney as Ketti Romney Brent as Charlie Weston Alan Gifford as Captain Bline Oliver McGowan as Walter Krieg Red Norvo as Red Yost Red Norvo Trio as Musical Ensemble Directed by Gerd Oswald Produced by Harry Joe Brown Robert Fellows Written by Story: Fredric Brown Screenplay: Robert Blees Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff Cinematography Burnett Guffey Editing by Gene Havlick Jerome Thoms Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) June 25, 1958 Running time 79 minutes Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A San Francisco newsman (Phil Carey) thinks a stripper (Anita Ekberg) is a killer; her mental history supports it.
      Director
      Gerd Oswald
      Producer
      Harry Joe Brown, Robert Fellows
      Screenwriter
      Frederic Brown
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Sage Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 25, 1958, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 13, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 19m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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