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Problem Girls (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 7 April 1953 (USA)
While awaiting his certificate to practice medicine, John Page takes a position the the secret reform school for rich girl-delinquents run by hard-bitten Miss Dixon. Page is forced to treat... See full summary »

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Miss Dixon
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John Page
Susan Morrow ...
Jean
Anthony Jochim ...
Prof. Richards
James Seay ...
Max Thorpe
Marjorie Stapp ...
Bella
Roy Regnier ...
Dr. Manning
Eileen Stevens ...
Mrs. Kargen (as Eileene Stevens)
Tom Charlesworth ...
Prof. Clammerley
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Nancy Eaton
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Peggy Carstairs
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Claire Harris
Joyce Jarvis ...
Valerie Creighton
Mara Corday ...
Dorothy Childers
Tandra Quinn ...
Judith
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While awaiting his certificate to practice medicine, John Page takes a position the the secret reform school for rich girl-delinquents run by hard-bitten Miss Dixon. Page is forced to treat a girl called Mrs. Jean Thorpe, heiress to a large fortune and wife of athletic instructor Max Thorpe. He learns that the real Mrs. Thorpe is dead, and his patient is being kept drugged until she can come into the fortune, when Thorpe and Miss Dixon plan to kill her. His threat to expose them leads to his firing and Dixon's threat to report him for practicing medicine without a license. Page instigates a riot among the problem girls at the school that covers his rescue of the drugged girl to safety. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Nothing can tame them, scandal can't shame them!

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Campy fun in the Ed Wood tradition
19 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Happened to catch this one on TCM today, and it's truly bad. So bad that it's kinda fun to watch. Hardly a moment goes by that the viewer's willing suspension of disbelief doesn't work at all. Picture an alleged schoolfor wayward girls of extremely rich families in the City of Angels. Imagine a faculty made up of castoffs and ne'er-do-wells desperate for work and willing to therefore place themselves under the thumb of an evil couple with a plot to steal the fortune of a billionaire oil man. Now imagine clumsy dialogue, wooden acting, melodramatics galore, and a few catfights between women in their 20s attempting to pass as teenagers. Loads of fun! Catch it if you can.


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