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This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Creator/TellySavalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.

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This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Creator/TellySavalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] Creator/RoddyMcDowall as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.


''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson.

A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=] (Hudson), the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.

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''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson Creator/RockHudson and Angie Dickinson.

A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], {{Ethical Slut}}s, but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=] (Hudson), the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.


This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Creator/TellySavalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''[[Series/StarTrekTOS Star Trek]]'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.

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This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Creator/TellySavalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''[[Series/StarTrekTOS Star Trek]]'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.


This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Telly Savalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''[[Series/StarTrekTOS Star Trek]]'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.

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This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Telly Savalas Creator/TellySavalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''[[Series/StarTrekTOS Star Trek]]'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.


''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson. A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=] (Hudson), the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.

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''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson.

A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=] (Hudson), the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.


->One thing you can say about "Pretty Maids All in a Row." Rock Hudson sex comedies sure have changed since "Film/PillowTalk."

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->One ->''"One thing you can say about "Pretty 'Pretty Maids All in a Row." ' Rock Hudson sex comedies sure have changed since "Film/PillowTalk."'Film/PillowTalk.'"''

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The tagline reads "A good football coach can get away with murder".


''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson. A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=], the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.

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''Pretty Maids All in a Row'' is a 1971 BlackComedy starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson. A young man with the ridiculous name of Ponce de Leon Harper (John David Carson) is a sexually frustrated senior at Oceanfront High School. He is driven to distraction by all the nubile, scantily clad females at sexually liberated Oceanfront High, where apparently all of the girls are [[EthicalSlut Ethical Sluts]], but none of them have time for him. He is even more bothered by the innocent but incredibly sexy new teacher, Betty Smith (Dickinson). Ponce has a talk with the handsome, confident Michael "Tiger" [=McDrew=], [=McDrew=] (Hudson), the guidance counselor and head football coach. Tiger takes a liking to awkward young Ponce and decides to help him gain some confidence and believe in himself enough to approach girls.


* AloneWithThePsycho: Ponce figures out that Tiger is the murderer, but this doesn't stop him from going on a ride with Tiger in which Tiger explains everything that happened. Ponce visualizes Tiger murdering him, but instead Tiger drives the car off the pier into the water, in order to find his own death.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Ponce figures out that Tiger is the murderer, but this doesn't stop him from going on a ride with Tiger in which Tiger explains everything that happened. Ponce visualizes Tiger murdering him, but instead Tiger drives the car off the pier into the water, in order to find fake his own death.


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* FakingTheDead: Goes well with NeverFoundTheBody.


This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Telly Savalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''Series/StarTrekTOS'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.

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This blackest of black comedies boasts a remarkable cast that includes, aside from Hudson and Dickinson, stars like Keenan Wynn (as an utterly incompetent sheriff), Telly Savalas as Surcher, the detective investigating the murders (two years before he was cast in ''Series/{{Kojak}}''), and Roddy [=McDowall=] as the bumbling, buffoonish principal. It was directed by Roger Vadim, who had gotten famous in France for directing similarly naughty films like ''Film/AndGodCreatedWoman'' or ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. It was produced and written by none other than Creator/GeneRoddenberry of ''Series/StarTrekTOS'' ''[[Series/StarTrekTOS Star Trek]]'' fame. Creator/JamesDoohan, who played Scotty on ''Star Trek'', has a part as Savalas's partner, and for once does not have to fake a Scottish accent.


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* RagingStiffie: Ponce suffers from these, telling Tiger that cold showers are the only thing that makes them go away. Tiger misleads Betty into thinking Ponce is impotent, so she's pleased when she provokes Ponce's Raging Stiffie.


* MrsRobinson: Betty is cajoled/manipulated by Tiger into being this for Ponce. First, Tiger tells her that Ponce's problem is impotence, when in fact it's exactly the opposite, so when Ponce sports an erection she thinks it's an accomplishment. Second, Betty clearly wants Tiger to screw her, so instead he gets her all hot and bothered and leaves her hanging. This leads a sexually frustrated Betty to let Ponce have sex with her.

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* MrsRobinson: Betty is cajoled/manipulated by Tiger into being this for Ponce. First, Tiger tells her that Ponce's problem is impotence, when in fact it's exactly the opposite, so when Ponce sports an erection she thinks it's an accomplishment. Second, Betty clearly wants Tiger to screw her, so instead he gets her all hot and bothered and leaves her hanging. This leads a sexually frustrated Betty to let Ponce have sex with her. It works, as both Betty and Ponce have sexual awakenings.


* AManIsNotAVirgin: Ponce is deeply upset, in disbelief that he's a senior and hasn't so much as touched a girl's breast.



* TheSeventies: This film shouts "70s" from every frame. There's the clothing, the slang, the

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* TheSeventies: This film shouts "70s" from every frame. There's the clothing, the slang, the sexual liberation vibe that seems to regard teacher-student sex as sometimes kind of cool, the singing of "America the Beautiful" with anti-UsefulNotes/VietnamWar lyrics, etc.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Ponce is deeply upset, in disbelief that he's a senior and hasn't so much as touched a girl's breast.


* ItMakesSenseInContext: The secretary misunderstands John's panicked report of finding a girl in the boys' room, and thinks some hanky-panky's been going on. John interrupts her with an utterly sincere "It's all right, she's dead."

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