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Welcome to Arrow Beach is a 1974 American horror film directed by and starring Laurence Harvey.

Welcome to Arrow Beach
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Directed byLaurence Harvey
Produced byLaurence Harvey
Jack Cushingham
Written byLaurence Harvey
Jack Goss Jnr
Based onstory by Wallace Bennett
StarringLaurence Harvey
Joanna Pettet
Meg Foster
Stuart Whitman
John Ireland
Music byTony Camillo
CinematographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Brut Productions
Release date
CountryUnited States



A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to some very strange goings-on.



Filming began in February 1973. Harvey was very ill during the shoot from cancer. Harvey died in late 1973 before the film's release.[1]


The film took three years to be released. The Los Angeles Times called the film "a dreary, tedious tale".[2]

Harvey said the film was "vaguely reminiscent of Suddenly Last Summer... it could be labeled a contemporary parable about innocence in a very sick world".[3] He later called the film a thriller "which makes no comment on anything."[4]


  1. ^ Laurence Harvey as active as ever Norma Lee Browning. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 06 Aug 1973: c11.
  2. ^ As the Worm Turns: 'Squirm' Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 17 Dec 1976: g21.
  3. ^ This Is 'Front Page' News: CARRY ON, CARRYCOT! AFTER "CABARET" SOME WELCOME! This Is Front Page' News By A. H. WEILER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 04 Feb 1973: 117.
  4. ^ Laurence Harvey: Boy Scout figures are gone By Louise Sweeney Film critic of The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) [Boston, Mass] 15 Oct 1973: 9.

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