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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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Jean Kent ...
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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
Hugh McDermott ...
Al Schwartz
Griffith Jones ...
Danny Martin
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Chalk
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Mr. Pottinger
Orlando Martins ...
Kolly
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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Tanz in den Abgrund  »

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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 story of a poor girl gone bad...
21 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jean Kent plays Gwen--a poor girl from a screwed up family. Her sense of right and wrong are sadly diminished and her father is abusive. So, she leaves home at 16 and tries to make her way in the world. But, she always seems to hang out with low-lifes--the sort of jerks that are constantly preying on society. Eventually, she's caught for one of their crimes but she runs away from prison. At this point, she's a mess but she's not necessarily evil. But, soon after escaping, she begins to hit the bottle and becomes a very active and willing participant in a life of crime. And, in the process, she becomes a total mess.

All in all, an entertaining film. And, while it could have been made as a purely sensationalistic movie, this one is able to tell a gritty story and yet not revel in it. Enjoyable and entertaining.


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