Cinema: The Fun Couple

"Sue Ann," says the clean-cut lad to his pretty blonde companion, "it's been quite a week. I met you on Monday, I fell in love with you on Tuesday, I was unfaithful on Wednesday, we killed a guy on Thursday—and the week isn't even over yet." By the time the week, and Pretty Poison ends, the young man is in stir, Sue Ann is answering some rather pointed questions from the police, and the viewer will have seen one of the nicest, nastiest little crime films to come out of Hollywood in years.

The plot is a strangely appealing blend of whimsy...

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