Walk on the Wild Side

Film, Drama
Walk on the Wild Side

Time Out says

A prowling black cat taking a 'walk on the wild side' creates the brilliant promise of Saul Bass' famous credit sequence. The rest just doesn't match it, despite the tale of passion: Laurence Harvey seeking his former love (Capucine), now a high-class 'harlot' for 'Madame' Barbara Stanwyck, who is also in love with her; meanwhile a full-blooded Anne Baxter and a raunchy Jane Fonda succumb to Harvey's moralising Texan. If Dmytryk had only concentrated more on the women instead of the dull central male, this might have been a superb dark work, not just a fairly steamy melodrama. Still, it certainly has its moments.


Release details

114 mins

Cast and crew

Edward Dmytryk
John Fante, Edmund Morris
Karl Swenson
Jane Fonda
Anne Baxter
Richard Rust
Laurence Harvey
Barbara Stanwyck
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