Kiss Me Quick! – USA, 1964 – reviews

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Kiss Me Quick! is a 1964 American science fiction comedy horror feature film directed by Peter Perry (as Seymour Tuchus) and produced by Harry Novak. It was originally titled Doctor Breedlove as a pun on Stanley Kubrick’s Doctor Strangelove but was retitled to exploit Billy Wilder’s hit Kiss Me, Stupid.

The highlight of the movie involves a dance number in which three of Breedlove’s captive women gyrate to garage rock.

Hungarian-born cinematographer László Kovács worked on The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies the same year. He eventually shot such notable productions as Easy Rider and New York, New York. His other genre work includes Ghostbusters (1984).

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Sterilox, an alien from the “Buttless” galaxy being sent to Earth in order to find the perfect woman who will be used to create a race of servants. Sterilox (who sounds like Stan Laurel) is teleported into the lab of a mad scientist by the name of Doctor Breedlove, who offers Sterilox a number of beautiful women to choose from. He’s also introduced to Frankie Stein, Dracula and a strange Mummy…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

‘ … Harry Novak’s horror hi-jinx were instrumental in paving the way for greater cinematic openness. In essence, he moved nudity out of the camp and into the realm of ordinary comedy. As entertaining as Kiss Me Quick remains, its industry significance cannot be understated. Indeed, it was monsters that helped make nakedness a non-issue for the grindhouse gang.’ Pop Matters

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“The mad scientist lab looks good, and when one girl uses the “sex machine” it looks like all the electrical gizmos are excited. Breedlove talks like Bela Lugosi, and his talking blue skull sounds like Peter Lorre. Everything is played for laughs, as it is typical in the genre, with various girls stripping while Sterilox and Breedlove make jokes and speak with double entendres.” David Elroy Goldweber, Claws & Saucers

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‘ … while the overall acting is from the “borrow someone else’s shtick” school of mimicry (Doctor Breedlove sounds like a thick-tongued Bela Lugosi), you can tell the cast is having a wonderful time. This is a non-politically correct monster mash celebration of women as full blown sexual objects, a jeer at the tameness of the times and a leering look and lampooning of lust.’ DVD Verdict

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Choice dialogue:

Skull: “Gee whizz? Bring back the broads.”

Doctor Breedlove: “I show you Lady Godiva and you ask me does the horse play the piano. Who cares?”

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Cast and characters:

  • Frank A. Coe – Sterilox/Frankenstein Monster
  • Max Gardens – Doctor Breedlove
  • Althea Currier – Gertie Tassle
  • Natasha – Boobra
  • Jackie De Witt – Kissme
  • Claudia Banks – Hotty Totty
  • Bibi – Barebra
  • Donna – Gigi String
  • Pat Hall – Gina Catchafanni
  • Lucky – Lotta Cash

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2 Comments on “Kiss Me Quick! – USA, 1964 – reviews”

  1. Without question one of my all time favorite B Movie, nudie cuties. The ladies are all incredibly hot. Just about the perfect Midnight movie and it harkens back to the time when Something Weird actually put out real DVDs.

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