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Name That Trauma:: Naja on a Potato Sack Clad Teenage Captress

May 13th, 2014 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hi, I have a trauma I have been thinking about for a couple years and I decided to finally submit my memory to you in hopes someone can figure it out.

It seemed to be set in a desert area of the U.S. A teenage girl (maybe a little older) dressed in potato sacks, took care of her old father out in the middle of nowhere. But her dad dies and she is alone.

One day a city guy’s car breaks down near her desert shack, and somehow she takes him hostage, like a pet or something. That’s all I can remember except that at one point I can remember he gets cold, so she crawls in next to him to warm him. This isn’t some kind of a hostage love story. The guy is really terrorized and tries to escape. I can’t remember the outcome at all. I don’t think it was good because my feeling about my memory of this movie is that it upset me.

To the best of my recollection, it was a movie from the ’70s. I would guess early seventies, but I’m not sure.

The girl was a sort of a homely thin blond. The man she took hostage was slim and dark haired.

Can anybody remember this movie?

Thanks so much,


PS, I have been really enjoying your website since I found it a couple years ago.

Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // May 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I think it’s “The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie” starring Bonnie Bedelia. Ken Howard played the kidnap victim and Anthony Zerbe was Rosalie’s father. I still remember the ending.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Way to go Crabbymoon!

    I bet you are right!. Looks spot on.

    And the movie looks great too! How has it never crossed my path before? I’m going to have to watch it asap.

    Also before I forget..

    The bumper pix for today’s NTT are courtesy of “Death Game”

  • 3 AMTNo Gravatar // May 14, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Also check THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL (69)–Jack Lord, slim and dark, against Colin Wilcox, whom some think is homely, and another blonde, Tisha Sterling.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 14, 2014 at 12:38 am


    Thank you so much! This NTT is turning into a real bonanza of cool titles to watch!

    Check out those opening credits with doll heads! I love it.

  • 5 NajaNo Gravatar // May 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you guys figured it out so fast when I have been thinking on this for years! LOL

    That was amazing and you are absolutely correct, crabbymoon. It was “The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie”. Now I have to go watch it again and see all the stuff I blocked out from when I was a kid 🙂

    Thanks again.

  • 6 NajaNo Gravatar // May 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    BTW, that’s how you know someone has has actually been reading your website for a long time before they get the courage to post. They actually post about something new! LOL

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