Kitten with a Whip (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Kitten with a Whip (1964)




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In this exploitation film, a sadistic juvenile delinquent stabs a matron and sets fire to the reformatory where she has been staying. After busting out, she heads to the house of an aspiring politician. The voluptuous fugitive is difficult to resist, and soon she is busily destroying the man's life.


John Forsythe
as David Stratton
as Jody Dvorak
Skip Ward
as Buck Vogel
Ann Doran
as Mavis Varden
Patrick Whyte
as Philip Varden
Audrey Dalton
as Virginia
Leo Gordon
as Enders
Patricia Tiara
as Striptease Dancer
Jerry Dunphy
as Newscaster
Doodles Weaver
as Salty Sam
Hal Hopper
as Chauffeur
Gary Lockwood
as Minor Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Kitten with a Whip

All Critics (9)

The laughs keep coming, and the biggest one is always when existentialist Grant (Richard Anderson) barks to Troy Donahue-like Ron (Peter Brown), "Now cool it, you creep, and co-exist!"

February 23, 2011 | Full Review…

A ridiculous piece of sixties hokum, but at least we get to look at Margret...

May 30, 2010 | Full Review…

The film bristles with dramatic and prurient possibilities, only about ten percent of which are realized.

May 4, 2010 | Full Review…

Unpleasant exploitative B-movie.

March 20, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The path of the story is clear -- Forsyte is in over his head with this wildcat and the two of them are going to keep battling it out until one of them wins

September 24, 2002

Audience Reviews for Kitten with a Whip


Not a good movie by any means, but I enjoyed it. Ann-Margaret acts so over the top as the young manipulative JD, I couldn't help but love her. Forsythe was wonderful too, although I kept imagining he was his character from Bachelor Father, which just made it more interesting for me. The story is well constructed too, but the ending isn't all that believable. So, enjoy it for what the description calls 'camp' value.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

There sure is no shortage of '60s films about a straight, middle-aged guy having his life turned upside down by a chance encounter with a hot, young "swinger." Um, this is another one. The young Ann-Margret is always good for a testosterone rush but, typically, the dialogue is full of dated jargon. Wish I had taken notes on the worst lines. "Hey, big daddy...all the cats are making the scene! Ain't this just the living end?" That sort of gibberish. "Kitten with a Whip" (if only the film were as good as its title) didn't seem to do the careers of Ann-Margret and John Forsythe any harm, so enjoy this campy trash with a clear conscience.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

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