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High School Hellcats (1958)

A good girl is forced to join a dangerous all-girl high school gang, and only her waiter boyfriend and a caring female teacher can possibly help her before it may become too late.

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Complete credited cast:
Yvonne Lime ...
Joyce Martin
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Mike Landers (as Bret Halsey)
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Connie Harris, aka Connie Ross
Susanne Sidney ...
Dolly Crane (as Suzanne Sydney)
Heather Ames ...
Meg
Nancy Kilgas ...
Laurie
Rhoda Williams ...
Trudy Davis
Don Shelton ...
Roger Martin
Viola Harris ...
Robert Anderson ...
Police Lt. Manners
Martin Braddock ...
Rip
Arthur Marshall ...
Mr. Anderson
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The Hellcats are an all-female gang bent on bucking authority and terrorizing the schools by doing things like having a bad attitude toward their teachers and parents. When Joyce, a new student, moves into the neighborhood, she draws the attention of The Hellcats. Desperate for acceptance and unhappy with her homelife, Joyce goes along with the gang, and is soon drinking, dancing and meeting boys. Can her parents stop her descent into depravity? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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June 1958 (USA)  »

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Joyce crumples up the note from Mom, throws it in the fireplace, leans on the mantelpiece for a moment, then pushes herself away so hard that the entire fireplace shudders, causing a plant on it to shake, and revealing the entire fireplace wall to be a prop. See more »

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Shocking for it's time......an absolute riot in ours.
14 September 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Extremely (though unintentionally) funny "teen delinquent" movie from the 50's. Except here, the gangsters are a tough girl's gang drenched with lesbian innuendo. The story centers around a straight, clean cut "new kid" at the school targeted for recruitment by the gang. The new girl can't believe her good fortune. So new at the school and suddenly all these neat girls want to be her friends! One of the funniest scenes is when her parents momentarily ask each other if there isn't something a little strange about their daughter's new friends, and then casually shrug off their suspicions, despite the very obvious fact that these rather masculine girls aren't quite normal, to put it mildly. Good Ward and June Cleaver style naiveté.

Great escapist laugh material. Not for everyone, but fans of this type of film won't be disappointed.


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