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The Violent Years (1956)

| Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents whom don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Moorhead ...
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Art Millan ...
Carl Parkins (as Arthur Millan)
Theresa Hancock ...
Georgia
Joanne Cangi ...
Geraldine
Gloria Farr ...
Phyllis
Glen Corbett ...
Barney Stetson
Lee Constant ...
Sheila
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Timothy Farrell ...
Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
F. Chan McClure ...
Det. Artman
Bruno Metsa ...
Manny
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A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her parents are away. Their "fence" gets them to trash the school on request of sinister un-American clients, and they run afoul of the law, apple pie, and God himself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The girl attacked in the park is named "Shirley" which was Ed Wood's cross dressing name and was featured even more prominately in his later films See more »

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The police car seen in driving footage is different from the one seen parked. The word "POLICE" is seen on the moving car but is absent from the parked one. See more »

Quotes

Paula Parkins: Hi, Mom. Got time to talk a minute? It's rather important.
Jane Parkins: Good gracious, no! I'm an hour late already! "Charity First" and all that sort of thing, you know. Besides, what can be so important in your young life as to warrant my attention so drastically?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) See more »

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"So what!"
4 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The 1956 sociological study of the serious, but rarely spoken about, problem of armed robbery of gas stations perpetrated by affluent young women in tight sweaters during the mid 1950's is one that should surely receive further serious study. The footage of the "criminal attack" on the innocent young man on lovers lane by the beautiful, but depraved, bandits is one that I found highly disturbing. The expose became even more shocking as the pulchritudinous quartet were enlisted into the service of a foreign power, and during a particularly nefarious mission to overturn chairs and tables and knock over books in a classroom, they almost succeeded in doing something terrible to our flag. Also, during the latter mission, policemen, guards, and members of the evil gang were shot during a ferocious gunfight. At the end, the leader of the gang is finally sentenced to the state penitentiary where she gives birth to an out-of-wedlock baby. She dies and the baby is rightfully made to serve out the remainder of her sentence. Meanwhile, the affluent, but self-absorbed, parents of the wayward gangster are given several severe talkings to by the same judge who sentenced their daughter, and they are told to attend church more frequently in the future. This shocking expose was written by Mr. Edward D. Wood, Jr. I for one definitely intend to give a great deal of thought to the problem of bad girls in tight sweaters.

10 stars...or zero stars...? I don't know how to rate Ed Wood's anti-masterpieces. They're so freakin' bad that they go all the way around the dial and become great! Hilariously bad. Not as hilariously bad as Plan 9, but then what is?

Pan-10


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