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Pretty Maids All in a Row

Released 1971
Distributor MGM

Reeling from his divorce from Jane Fonda, French director Roger Vadim made his first American movie for MGM. Unlikely as it seems today, the scuttlebutt at the time was that Rock Hudson’s love scenes with the numerous high school nymphets went All The Way! The buzz helped turn this gently smutty black-comic mystery into a substantial hit, although now it plays like a time-warp precursor to Skins.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.