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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
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Max Thorpe
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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
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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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Nurse Ratched's school
19 September 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Problem Girls is a really bad film. Shot on a dental floss type budget with pedestrian direction it has one saving grace. The incredibly florid and campy performance of Helen Walker as the hard bitten, hardhearted mistress of a school for Problem Girls.

Walker whose best career years were behind her knew this was a turkey and she gobbled through her role like Thanksgiving was coming up. Nurse Ratched had nothing on this woman who runs a school like a prison with generous doses of sadism and a corrupt staff of whom she has something on each one.

But our story here concerns Walker planning something truly sinister for amnesia patient Susan Morrow and in the process getting her hands on a fortune.

To find out what you watch the film for. But fans of bad Ed Wood or Arch Hall films will love Walker in the lead. Even us more discerning fans will appreciate what she does to save a turkey.


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