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High School Hellcats (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  June 1958 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Joyce Martin
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Mike Landers (as Bret Halsey)
Jana Lund ...
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 ...
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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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7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Essentially it's a classic exploitation film from the 50's. Good girl hanging with the wrong crowd in order to fit in, toss in a little romance, and some inevitable violence. Overall, a classic film for those in love with the 50s. amazing fashion, and perfectly representing the era. Also quite in line with traditional film noir acting. if you can't take film noir, you WILL hate every minute of this movie. If you can however appreciate the style, you'll love every second of it. Great as a comparison to our modern culture. highly recommended. Extremely quotable. It's also a short film, so it doesn't drag on or move too slowly, which is nice. If you're into rockabilly or 50's subculture, it's a must see, otherwise, i'd probably pass it by.


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