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Reform School Girl (1957)

A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria Castillo ...
Donna Price
Ross Ford ...
David Lindsay
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Vince (as Edward Byrnes)
Ralph Reed ...
Jackie Dodd
Jan Englund ...
Ruth
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Roxy
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Trimble
Donna Jo Gribble ...
Cathy Durand
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Josie Brigg
Diana Darrin ...
Mona
Nesdon Booth ...
Deetz
Wayne Taylor ...
Gary Metusek
Sharon Lee ...
Blonde
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Mr. Horvath
Linda Rivera ...
Elena Hernandez
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A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

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Sally Kellerman's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Jacky: If there's anything I like better on a hot day, it's a cool chick!
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Not bad at all.
23 August 2009 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I expected a really bad film. The cheesy photograph in the cover of the DVD package didn't announce any great findings. Obviously, the film is low-budget, but this time it didn't equal with terribly bad.

I liked the script. The film had good rhythm, the characters were either extremely good or bad, the action was interesting, there were touches at the psychology of the girls... Many scenes take place at the reform school, but Donna's flat, the courtroom, the flat of Vince's girlfriend, there is even a very short scene at the workplace of the aunt's boyfriend... make it more varied for my taste. I also liked outdoors scenes: the run-over, Vince asking for directions when he's after Jack... I liked them because I don't usually appreciate films which look like theatre plays and all the action happens in just one location.

It's an interesting and probably an underestimated film, which in fact I liked. I didn't know the director, the script-writer, the main actress (Gloria del Castillo, which sadly didn't have much success in Hollywood), but some other actresses would become well-known with time, Luana Anders and especially Sally Kellerman. Maybe they are not at their best here, because they were just beginning their careers, and they'd become much better but everybody has to begin somewhere, and this was a flick to be proud of.


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