Pretty Poison (film)  

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Pretty Poison is the name of a 1968 thriller film directed by Noel Black, starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, about an ex-convict and high school cheerleader who commit a series of crimes. The film was described as being a cross between Psycho and Bonnie and Clyde.

While not generally considered an example of neo-noir, the film does include certain elements of the genre, including a femme fatale, a character trapped into circumstances beyond his control and making desperate choices, criminal protagonists with nihilistic morals, and, of course, murder.

The film was based on the novel She Let Him Continue by Stephen Geller; this was also the working title of the film.


Dennis Pitt is a mentally disturbed young man who becomes attracted to cheerleader Sue Ann. He tells her that he is a secret agent, and she assists him in committing murders.

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