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The Violent Years (1956)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Jean Moorhead ...
Barbara Weeks ...
Art Millan ...
Carl Parkins (as Arthur Millan)
Theresa Hancock ...
Georgia
Joanne Cangi ...
Geraldine
Gloria Farr ...
Phyllis
Glenn Corbett ...
Barney Stetson (as Glen Corbett)
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 four girls, who act like a violent gang of men, have names that consist of men's names: Paula - Paul, Geraldine - Gerald, Phyllis - Phil, Georgia - George. See more »

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The courtroom scene when Paula is found guilty, followed by a newspaper that reads sentencing will be next Tuesday. The only thing that changes in the next court room scene (Tuesday) is the mothers hat. Everyone else is wearing the same clothes and the books on the table are in the same position. See more »

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[Mr. and Mrs. Parkins reflect on their daughter's crime spree and conviction for murder]
Jane Parkins: It's all my fault. If only I hadn't thought more of my outside interests than I did of Paula. It's a strong, hard lesson we've been taught.
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the girl gang with their big pointy bosoms
16 February 2009 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

A bit heavy handed and moralising but certainly has some feisty moments. I loved the girl gang with their big pointy bosoms and snarling expressions and guns. Holding up petrol stations for kicks and in the end wrecking schoolrooms and getting into a gunfight with the police. Actually they didn't do much more than push over the chairs and wipe the blackboard clean, even replacing the duster on the shelf afterwards. But they talked big, had those big bosoms and did seem keen on a bit more action than seemed to be promised elsewhere. Somewhere writer Ed Wood is trying to make some comment about all the juvenile delinquency being the fault of the parents, but there is a fine scene when a guy's girlfriend is made to take off her sweater (angora?) and skirt and then be bound in her shiny underwear whilst aforementioned guy is chased into the woods by the four bosom pals for some naughtiness. Our leading bad girl is removing her top in full frame as the picture fades and the young man protests.


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