6.1/10
72
4 user

Roadhouse Girl (1955)

Marilyn (original title)
George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »

Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When the director of a successful racing car company is shot dead the other directors have reason to believe their lives are at risk too. Suspect number one is an ex-employee just released ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle
Stars: Patrick Holt, Colette Wilde, Bill Nagy
Marilyn (1963)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rock Hudson narrates a compilation of clips from Marilyn Monroe's 20th Century-Fox movies. The documentary traces Monroe's early studio beginnings as a bit player in "A Ticket to Tomahawk" ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall
Born to Kill (1947)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak
The Big Frame (1952)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During a London reunion of a World War II RAF unit, an American pilot gets into a fight with one of his buddies, who is drunk and belligerent. The next day the pilot wakes up in a strange ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald
Stars: Mark Stevens, Jean Kent, John Bentley
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a sleepy village, a young composer is found shot dead and a woman is found gassed.

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Alex Nicol, Anne Paige, Mary Laura Wood
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A blackmailer is murdered, and the police find that there is a long list of suspects who wanted to see him dead.

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Mary Germaine, William Sylvester, Alexander Gauge
The Detectives (1959–1962)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandra Dorne ...
Marilyn Saunders
Maxwell Reed ...
Tom Price
Leslie Dwyer ...
George Saunders
Vida Hope ...
Rosie
...
Nicky Everton
Hugh Pryse ...
Coroner
...
Customer in Roadhouse
Ben Williams ...
Jury Foreman
Gerald Rex ...
Minor Role
Hugh Munro ...
Minor Role
Ray Burns ...
Singer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beautiful but Bad! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roadhouse Girl  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Let's Forget
Sung by Ray Burns
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The postman rings once!
24 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Recently shown in all its sleazy glory on BBC 's British B season, this leans heavily on the Hollywood classic THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - indeed Sandra Dore's character would aspire to the glamour of a Lana Turner. It follows the template of the hot sexy young wife using her hunky but dumb young stud to eliminate her inconvenient older husband but adds a few ingredients of its own. Marilyn tends be too whiny to be sympathetic and Maxwell Reed (a pin-up of his day) manages to convey the fall-guy mechanic's infatuation and confusion as his lover increasingly takes him for granted. The film throws in the added complication of the character of Rose who nurtures unrequited lesbian feelings for Marilyn but the actress's reading of her lines is monotonous and unfeeling - trying to be downtrodden, she merely comes across as vacuous and a bad actress. An unrecognisably young Ferdy Mayne crops up as a sleazy, flashy hustler who woos Marilyn with promises of the high life but skedaddles when she grows too serious. Best actor is Leslie Dwyer = Mr Partridge himself - as the cuckolded hubbie who comes to a predictable end. British B films ended to reflect the seedy down-at-heels side of England - mostly because they couldn't afford to gloss things up. In a way, they paved the way for the kitchen sink films of the late 5's- early 60's. However, they lacked actors who looked the part like Albert Finney and Tom Courtney. They had to settle for Maxwell Reed. Dwyer looks the part and inhabits his character more convincingly than the others.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Roadhouse Girl (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?