A young rookie cop goes undercover to bust up an auto theft ring run by juvenile delinquents.





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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Barton
Irma Bean
Ken Osanger
Kathleen Case ...
Leta Novak
Jan Merlin ...
Scotty Cluett
Vince Pomeroy
Lt. Ed Newpole
Grayce Mills ...
Osanger's Mother (as Grace Mills)
Chris Randall ...
Arkie Nodecker
Michael Fox ...
Delmar Graves
Will J. White ...
State Trooper
Richard Castle ...
Leta's Father


A young rookie cop goes undercover to bust up an auto theft ring run by juvenile delinquents.

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Release Date:

1 December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl in the Cage  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Irma Bean: When I want something, I want it now. Take me out there. Come on, Ralph.
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Cool but not enough Mamie!
10 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For 1955, well-made exploitation teen car-thief ring story with William Campbell (decent actor) as the lead and Keenan Wynn (wonderful actor) as an adult type throw this flick into second-gear immediately with a great dance scene, BUT..I only wish Mamie Van Doren had a bigger part. She was still a supporting B-actress in '55, but she's gold with a great blonde ponytail and some flashy jitterbug/rock dancing. Young John Saxon in small part is authentically youthful and naive.

A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Mamie Van Doren. Terse, almost powerful, yet topical. What can you say? Check it out and don't hold your nose in the air to films like this (which always made money and got no respect).

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