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Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 May 1950 (USA)
A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

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Michael 'Red' Farrell
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Max Vine
Bonar Colleano ...
Micky Malone
Peter Glenville ...
Jimmy Rosso
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Miss Thorpe
George Carney ...
Mr. Rawlings
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Rawlings
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Al Schwartz
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Danny Martin
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Chalk
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Mr. Pottinger
Orlando Martins ...
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Renee Gadd ...
Mrs. Parsons
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Roberta
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they start a crime wave. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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And You Can Have Her!

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The film starts with Diana Dors being told the story of a girl gone bad in attempt to sway her from a similar fate, while a few years later she would be portraying such a girl in Yield To The Night/Blond Sinner. See more »

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The Superb Jean Kent
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 27-year-old Jean Kent plays 16-year-old Gwen in this excellent and harrowing British film that looks at the downfall of a good-time girl.

Told as a cautionary tell by Flora Robson (a court officer) to Diana Dors (a possible delinquent), the story of Gwen combines parts of all those Hollywood movies starring Lana Turner or Susan Hayward in which the good girl goes bad---and PAYS for it.

Gwen is a well-meaning girl who comes from a violent home and likes nice things. After a final beating from her father on being fired from a job in a pawn shop, she runs away and gets an apartment in London. There she meets a man who gets her a job in a nightclub. From then on she's on a descent into a world of booze and sleazy men. She never really does anything wrong but she crosses the wrong guy and he gets even by framing her in a jewel heist. She's sent to a reform school, learns to be really tough, and escapes to live an even wilder life of men and booze. The final sequence of events is mesmerizingly horrible as Gwen gets framed one last time.

Jean Kent is terrific and totally believable as the willful teenager and party girl. She's as good as any tough girl in any Hollywood film. Supporting cast offers a few great roles here: Griffith Jones, usually a nice guy, plays a sadistic thug; Jill Balcon (mother of Daniel Day-Lewis) is great as the vicious Roberta; Herbert Lom is subdued as Maxie the nightclub owner; Beatrice Varley is good as the hapless mother; Dennis Price is memorable as Red; and Flora Robson scores again as the court official.

Just a terrific little film.....


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