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Gun Girls (1957)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 11 December 1957 (USA)
A gang of teenage girls, looking for kicks and ignoring their probation officers' warnings, embark on a crime spree of robberies and burglaries.

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Joy Jenkins (as Jean Ann Lewis)
Timothy Farrell ...
Joe
Jeanne Ferguson ...
Teddy
Jacqueline Park ...
Dora Jones (as Jacquelyn Park)
Calvin Booth ...
Jimmy - Dora's Guy
George Graham ...
The Probation Officer
Harry Keaton ...
Luke - Henchman (as Harry Keatan)
Eleise Cameron ...
Trixie - Joe's Other Girl
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Teddy's Mother
Allan Clark Elder ...
Teddy's Father
Orville Frye ...
Warehouse Watchman
Jo Orendorff ...
Nurse
Corinne Allain ...
Police Matron
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Teddy, the daughter of a very prominent family, is released to them by the juvenile authorities. Teddy is out to get revenge on the very bad community and starts her own girl gang, who seduce, waylay and rob male victims. Joe is a fence-and-receiver of stolen goods and provides the girls with guns and encouragement to rob a warehouse. The bad girls are very bad when doing it, fail it, and are forced to hide out. Joy Jenkins, who has been intimate with Joe, learns that he is two-timing her, with Trixie the Tricking Tart, and confronts him with the fact that she is pregnant. He brushes her off and she promptly shoots him fatally as Joy doesn't want to be an unwed mother. Meanwhile, Teddy and Dumb Dora Jones steal a car and make a break for a hideout in the country but they are spotted by the police. In the car chase, Teddy's car crashes, Teddy is killed outright and Dora dies in a hospital. City life goes on as normal. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Girls without shame - defying society and law! See more »

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Atlhough supposedly set in New York City, it's more than obvious from the settings, the palm trees and the California license plates on the cars that the film was shot in Los Angeles. See more »

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Fun Exploitation Drama
28 August 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Gun Girls (1957)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Joy (Eve Brent) and Dora (Jacueline Park) are juvenile delinquents who decide to step up their game by buying a couple guns from local hood Joe (Timothy Farrell). Before long the two ladies rob a gas station and then set their sites on something bigger.

If you're wanting a hard-hitting drama that takes a look at how troubled youths can go bad then I'd highly recommend REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. The success of that film pretty much blew the doors down for low-budget filmmakers who could show teens doing bad things and of course paying a price for it. There were countless exploitation movies in the 1950s that had the whole "violent girls" thing going for it and GUN GIRLS is one of the more entertaining ones.

I called the film entertaining but there's no question that it's far from a good movie. The amount of entertainment you take from it will certainly depend on your tastes but me personally, I really enjoyed the film for what it was. This was 67-minute movie with some campy performances, a melodramatic story and a fun nature that at least managed to keep me entertained. There are some campy moments throughout the film but I'd say the biggest laugh comes from them trying to place the film in New York when it's clearly California.

Both Brent and Park (working under different names) are entertaining enough in their roles and at least add some fun to the characters. Of course, the highlight is Farrell who once again plays a chain-smoker who is pretty much kept to one setting for the entire film. You have to wonder if all of his scenes were simply shot in one day with just a couple costume changes to make it look different. I've always had a lot of fun whenever Farrell is on screen during his movies and that is true here as well.


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