Millie Perkins (born May 12, 1938 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American film and television actress.
She grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and began her career as a model. However, in 1959 with much fanfare she was selected to appear in her first film, as the star of The Diary of Anne Frank. She was then signed to appear in the 1961 Elvis Presley film, Wild in the Country, in which she played the girlfriend of Presley's character. For a short time she was one of the bright young stars of Hollywood but left film-making in the latter part of the 1960s, returning only several years later.
On 15th April 1960 she married actor Dean Stockwell, but they divorced on 30th July 1962. She later married the writer and director Robert Thom, who wrote the script for the popular 1968 movie Wild in the Streets, in which she appeared. (Thom died in 1979).
In 1986 Perkins costarred as Sean Penn's mother in the fact-based film At Close Range which starred Christopher Walken. She also played the mother of...
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Necronomicon is an American anthology horror film released in 1994. It was directed by Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans and Shusuke Kaneko and was written by Brent V. Friedman, Christophe Gans, Kazunori Itô and Brian Yuzna. The three stories in the film are based on three H. P. Lovecraft short stories: "The Drowned" is based on "The Rats in the Walls", "The Cold" is based on "Cool Air" and "Whispers" is based on "The Whisperer in Darkness". The film stars Bruce Payne as Edward De Lapoer, Richard Lynch as Jethro De Lapoer, Jeffrey Combs as H. P. Lovecraft, Belinda Bauer as Nancy Gallmore and David Warner as Dr. Madden.
From the master of terror comes a chilling tale of unspeakable evil.The film is broken into four separate features, "The Library", "The Drowned", "The Cold", and "Whispers". "The Library" segment is the wrap-around story, which begins and ends the movie.
In the wrap-around story of the film, H.P. Lovecraft (Jeffrey Combs) learns of a monastery where a copy of the ...,
Two Moon Junction is a 1988 American English language erotic thriller and romance film directed by Zalman King, starring Sherilyn Fenn and Richard Tyson. The screenplay is written by Zalman King. The original music score is composed by Jonathan Elias. The film is marketed with the tagline "Uncontrollable passion. Undeniable heat."April Delongpre (Sherilyn Fenn) is the well-born daughter of a powerful senator and heiress to an old and respectable Southern family. April is engaged to marry the granite-handsome Chad Douglas Fairchild (Martin Hewitt) within a few days. But Chad has gone to Tuscaloosa to sign papers for their condo and the rest of the family has headed off to the lake, leaving April alone in the house with nothing to do except take long languid showers and rest; until she sets her eyes on the pecs of carnival roustabout Perry Tyson (Richard Tyson).Soon the two are making tasteful love in every nook and cranny of April's mansion and at a local motel. Unfortunately for the...,
At Close Range is a film based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. which operated during the 1960s and 1970s. It was released April 18 1986, and stars Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Millie Perkins, Candy Clark and Crispin Glover. The film is directed by James Foley.
The film stars Christopher Walken as Brad Whitewood, Sr., the leader of an organized crime family consisting of his brothers and close friends. One night, his estranged oldest son, Brad, Jr. (Sean Penn), contacts him after a fight he had with his mother's boyfriend. Eventually, he becomes involved with his father's criminal endeavors, resulting in starting his own gang with his brother, Tommy (Chris Penn), and friends. The boys get excited at the idea of easy money and decide one night to attempt a daring heist, which results in their arrest by the police. Their father believes that his sons and their friends will inform the police about his...,
Wild in the Streets was a popular 1968 movie, produced and released by American International Pictures, and based on a short story by writer Robert Thom. The movie has become a cult classic since its initial release.
Christopher Jones stars as aspiring singer and revolutionist Max Frost (born Max Jacob Flatow Jr.; his first public act of violence was blowing up Max Sr.'s new car). Frost's band The Troopers live together with him, their women, and others in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion. The band includes his 15-year-old genius attorney Billy Cage (Kevin Coughlin) on lead guitar, ex-child actor/girlfriend Sally LeRoy (Diane Varsi) on keyboards, hook-handed Abraham Salteen (Larry Bishop) on bass guitar and trumpet, and anthropologist Stanley X (Richard Pryor) on drums.
When Max is asked to sing at a televised political rally by Senate candidate Johnny Fergus (Hal Holbrook), who's running on a platform to lower the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen (a genuine issue, not passed...
The Shooting is a 1966 western film directed by Monte Hellman, with a screenplay by Carole Eastman (using the pseudonym "Adrien Joyce"). It stars Warren Oates, Millie Perkins, and Jack Nicholson, and was produced by Nicholson and Hellman. The story is about two men who are hired by a mysterious woman to accompany her to a town located many miles across the desert. During their journey, they are closely tracked by a black-clad gunslinger who seems intent on killing all of them.
The film was shot in 1965 in the Utah desert, back-to-back with Hellman's similar western, Ride in the Whirlwind, which also starred Nicholson. Both films were shown at several international film festivals but it was not until 1968 that the U.S. distribution rights were purchased by the Walter Reade Organization. No other domestic distributor had expressed any interest in the films. Walter Reade decided to bypass a theatrical release, and the two titles were sold directly to television.
Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1966 western directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton. Nicholson also wrote and produced the film.A trio of cowboys, Vern (Cameron Mitchell), Wes (Jack Nicholson) and Otis (Tom Filer), stop to rest for the night at the remote hide out of a gang of outlaws led by Blind Dick (Harry Dean Stanton). In the morning, they find themselves surrounded by a vigilante hanging party and are forced to become fugitives due to case of mistaken identity.At a screening at the Cinemateque at the restored Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on November 18, 2006, director Monte Hellman was interviewed about this film and The Shooting.The films were made back-to-back, with The Shooting first. Hellman said that Roger Corman had agreed to put up funds for a Hellman-directed western at a lunch meeting at the old Brown Derby on Vine Street, just south of Hollywood Boulevard, one of a small chain of famous restaurants in Los Angeles (the...,
Wild in the Country is a 1961 film drama starring Elvis Presley in which he portrays a troubled young man from a dysfunctional family who pursues a literary career.The movie starts off with Glenn Tyler(Elvis Presley) beating up some guy in which he 'kills', which leads to the 'court' case in which they decide what to do with him. They decide that he go with his uncle to give him a chance.Presley began an off-screen romance with Hollywood "bad girl" Tuesday Weld but the relationship was short-lived after Colonel Tom Parker warned Presley against his involvement, fearful it would harm his image.The soundtrack was completed in November of 1960 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Six songs were recorded but "Lonely Man" and "Forget Me Never" were not used in the film. As such, no music album was made but each of the songs appeared on later Presley releases.www.amctv.com...,
The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 motion picture of the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, which was based on the diary of Anne Frank. It was directed by George Stevens, with a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It won three Oscars.
When concentration camp victim, Otto Frank, returns to his former hiding place after the war, he is given his daughter Anne's diary, and begins to read it. Her story, seen in flashback, tells how she and her family and four other people hid from Nazi persecution in a sealed-off attic during the wartime occupation of Amsterdam and how their growing tensions, food shortages, and Anne's falling in love were set against the ever-present threat of discovery and deporation to the Nazi death camps. Their eventual arrest results in the deaths of everyone in hiding, except Otto Frank.
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's stage adaptation of the bestselling diary of Anne Frank, on which this film was based, premiered in October 1955 to...
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