The Grissom Gang

02/04/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 02/04/2001
  |  124 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Set in the American Mid-West during the years of the Great Depression, Robert Aldrich's adaptation of James Hadley Chase's notorious 'No Orchids for Miss Blandish' traces the spiral of violence which follows the kidnapping of society girl Barbara Blandish (Kim Darby) by Ma Grissom (Irene Dailey) and her crazy criminal family. The kidnappers hope to collect a big ransom from Blandish's wealthy father, but when the psychotic Slim Grissom (Scott Wilson) begins falling in love with the hostage, a simple case of kidnapping turns into a complex power-play in which the victim begins to manipulate her own captors, buying time as she waits for the police to close in.