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The Violent Years -- Ed worte this hilarious screenplay about a gang of young girls that hold upa has stations and molest men. Wildly entertainging in a perverted sort of way! This film's a scream. "Untamed girls of the pack gang". 35mm.

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Teenage Killers Taking Their Thrills Unashamed! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean Moorhead ... Paula Parkins
Barbara Weeks ... Jane Parkins
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

I. Stanford Jolley ... Judge Clara
Timothy Farrell ... Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
F. Chan McClure ... Det. Artman
Bruno Metsa ... Manny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Keaton ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
William Morgan  (as Wm. M. Morgan)
 
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Edward D. Wood Jr. 

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Roy Reid .... producer
 
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William C. Thompson (director of photography) (as Wm. C. Thompson)
 
Film Editing by
Gerard Wilson 
 
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Steven Clensos .... makeup artist (as Stephen Clensos)
 
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Jack Miles .... set director
 
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Frank Leonetti .... master electrician
 
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Michael Terr .... music supervisor (as Manuel Francisco)
 

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The Glenn Corbett appearing in this film is not the same actor as the better known Glenn Corbett who entered films in 1959.See more »
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Continuity: 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 Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985) (V)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Proof You Don't Have To Be Ed Wood To Direct Badly, 4 November 2007
Author: HalRagland from United States

I was concerned when I saw that "The Violent Years" was only written by Ed Wood, but was directed by William Morgan. I was concerned that it might come off as something other than an Ed Wood movie. Yet if you had to guess who directed this one without know anything about the movie, then I'm sure most b-movie lovers would guess it was Ed Wood.

"The Violent Years" has everything you could want out of an Ed Wood directed and written movie. Bad dialogue, bad editing and ham acting plague "The Violent Years" as much as any other Ed Wood production.

"The Violent Years" follows the exploits of a gang of four school girls led by the daughter of the local newspaper publisher. The "girls" all look like actresses who are closer to 30 than 20, but nobody should care since this is an Ed Wood written production. The girls get their thrills by staging armed robberies of gas stations and unarmed lover's lane couples. Along the way we get to see hilariously bad shoot out and crash scenes, an even more hilarious scene where the girls "rape" a man they discover making out with his girlfriend at the local lover's lane, and arguably the most hilarious monologue by a judge in film history.

The aspect of an Ed Wood written film that provides me with the most amusement is the dialogue. Like the above mentioned monologue by the judge. No judge would write a decision in a court case like the one we hear in "The Violent Years", except if he were at least as drunk as Ed Wood was when he wrote it. People just don't talk like they do in an Ed Wood movie, and this has provided many an Ed Wood movie viewer with many laughs over the years.

"The Violent Years" is there for the Ed Wood fan. It doesn't have much to offer to people who like to see good film making when they see a movie. However, if you're looking for an exercise in film making ineptitude for laughs, then "The Violent Years" is your movie.

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