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Girls in the Night (1953)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 January 1953 (USA)
A family's efforts to move out of a slum area into a better neighborhood is hampered when their son is accused of the murder of a local blind beggar.



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Complete credited cast:
Alice Haynes
Leonard Freeman ...
Joe Spurgeon (as Glen Roberts)
Patricia Hardy ...
Jaclynne Greene ...
Vera Schroeder
Irv Kellener
Charlie Haynes
Police Officer Kovacs (as Emile G. Meyer)
Susan Odin ...
Hilda Haynes
Frankie (as Tommie Farrell)
'Blind' Fred Minosa
Alan Dexter ...
Police Lt. Meyers
Charles Cane ...


A morbid and rugged look at life in the tenements of New York City. Chuck Haynes and his girl friend, Georgia Cordray, plan to rob a fake beggar of a supposed fortune, But Irv Kellener and his girl friend have the same idea also, and get there first, but end up killing the old man. And Chuck and Georgia are the prime suspects. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Filles dans la nuit  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Off-screen narrator Jeff Chandler introduces "new Universal-International personalities" Patricia Hardy, Harvey Lembeck, Joyce Holden, Leonard Freeman (as Glen Roberts), Don Gordon and Jaclynne Greene at the end of the film. See more »


Follows City Across the River (1949) See more »

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A Sleeper
25 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those films that few people have ever heard of. It is a shame, because GIRLS IN THE NIGHT, while not a masterpiece, is certainly an entertaining and well-made little film. Actually a film noir, GIRLS IN THE NIGHT tells the story of a young would-be hood, Chuck (Harvey Lembeck,) who is wrongly accused of robbery, and, if memory serves, also murder. Lembeck, (long before he became the comic biker "Erich Von Zipper" in those Beach Party movies) puts in a fine dramatic performance. The film is stolen, however, by Jaclynne Greene as Vera, a character in love with Chuck. Vera is nicknamed "Ugly" and photographed in harsh lighting to emphasize her street toughness. A good look at Greene, however, shows that she is far from ugly. She gives a credible, sensitive portrait of a wildly misunderstood woman

One more thing: The title of this film is misleading. From the name of the film one would think that this would be a cheaply-made story about B-girls. It is not. Rather, it is a tale of desperation, a tale of frustration about young people trapped in an environment that simply will not let them go

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