MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,091 this week

Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  11 May 1950 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 159 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88
| Variety - Film News
Jean Kent obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 57 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 02 Dec 2012
 
a list of 618 titles
created 30 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 1627 titles
created 30 Mar 2014
 
a list of 57 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Good-Time Girl" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Good-Time Girl (1948)

Good-Time Girl (1948) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Good-Time Girl.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones
Dear Murderer (1947)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price
Blanche Fury (1948)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An aircraft designer falls for the wife of an imprisoned gangster. All goes well until the gangster gets out of prison...

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Nolan
Hungry Hill (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Story of a feud that has gone on between two Irish families for more than 50 years.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker
Holiday Camp (1947)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Kelly, Otto Kruger
Man Bait (1952)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and an air force sergeant married to a faithless actress - are corrupted by Miles ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart
Blonde Sinner (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A struggling circus finds salvation in the form of an exciting new twist on their high-wire act.

Director: John Harlow
Stars: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ...
...
Michael 'Red' Farrell
...
Max Vine
Bonar Colleano ...
Micky Malone
Peter Glenville ...
Jimmy Rosso
Flora Robson ...
Miss Thorpe
George Carney ...
Mr. Rawlings
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Rawlings
Hugh McDermott ...
Al Schwartz
Griffith Jones ...
Danny Martin
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Chalk
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Mr. Pottinger
Orlando Martins ...
Kolly
Renee Gadd ...
Mrs. Parsons
...
Roberta
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

british noir | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

And You Can Have Her!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tanz in den Abgrund  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Your Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Dacre
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.....


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good-Time Girl screening mister_tmg
Discuss Good-Time Girl (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?