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'''''Kitten with a Whip''''' is a 1965 exploitation film starring Ann-Margret and John Forsythe.

Forsythe plays David Stratton, a candidate running for the U.S. Senate who finds that Jody, an escaped juvenile delinquent (Ann-Margret) broke into his house while he was away. A combination of crocodile tears followed by extortion ends up with him trying to keep Jody both in his house and away from the press, the police and his family. Things get worse when Jody's gang of friends shows up, and before he knows it he's held hostage taking a wounded man to Tijuana for off-the-record medical treatment. Where do Jody's sympathies really lie? And how is David going to keep all of this from ruining his campaign?

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E15KittenWithAWhip episode recap page]].
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!!''Kitten with a Whip'' contains the following tropes:
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Ron rapidly nearly bleeds to death from a straight razor cut in his upper triceps.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Jody tells Stratton that if he calls the police on her, she'll accuse him of rape -- or, at the very least, claim to be his mistress, threatening both his home life and his career. "I'll be a celebrity! And SO WILL YOU!"
* CarChase: The climax of the film, ending with [[RocksFallEverybodyDies "Rocks Fall, *Almost* Everybody Dies."]]
* {{Delinquents}}: Jody and her "friends."
* DeusExMachina: The Senate candidate is exonerated from even the risk of suspicion at the last moment, when Jody "explains" that he was an innocent in the ending car crash with her dying breath.
* DullSurprise: Stratton's facial expressions and vocal tone rarely change from "vaguely irritated."
* ExtremeDoormat: The movie ends in a half-dozen places if Stratton grows a spine. Agaist Ron and Buck, at least, it's justifiable, since they're younger and stronger (and more numerous) than he [[note]]And eventually Buck does beat Stratton nearly to death, validating his fears[[/note]].
** Also, Midge. Almost every line out of her mouth is either submissive to Buck or telling Jody how great she is.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Zig-zagged, but ultimately averted.
* HonorBeforeReason: Stratton refusing to tell Ron and Buck where Jody was hiding, putting himself (deeper) in harm's way, despite what Jody had done to all three of them.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Played with. At first, Ron tells them (and demonstrates when Buck punches him) that he feels no pain; later he gets gashed with a straight razor and calmly announces "I'm dyin' in a rush." However, as they try to drive him to an off-the-grid medic in Mexico, [[NotSoStoic his bravado begins to crumble]].
-->'''Buck:''' Come on, buddy, 'no pain', 'no pain'!\\
'''Ron:''' Sorry, buddy, not working! [[[DrowningMySorrows takes a slug from a bottle]]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Jody (with a triple-helping of "manic")
* MultipleChoicePast: Even Jody doesn't seem to know which parts of her past were real and which ones she made up.
* MoodSwinger: Jody, sometimes mid-sentence.
* MovingTheGoalposts: Every time Stratton gives in to Jody's demands, she just demands more, because she realizes that her threat of "cry rape" gives her unlimited power over him.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: An earnest desire to help a troubled youth lands Stratton in all sorts of trouble.
* PsychoticLover: Jody.
* {{Sexophone}}: Played throughout the movie.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The PlayedForDrama scene of Jody returning to David's house even after he sent her away is hard to take seriously when the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/CannedFeud" is playing (loudly) in the background on a TV.
--> '''Mike''': Carl Stalling's in his house!
* VillainProtagonist: "Troubled" bad girl Jody.

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