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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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Drive-In Drivel
15 February 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

High School Hellcats is one of those films from the fifties you took a date to in a drive-in because you had other things on your mind and didn't want to miss anything good.

You didn't in this film. The local high school play will feature a better class of acting than you'll see from anyone here. To be fair the cast doesn't exactly have Shakespeare writing the dialog so they all overact outrageously. And the implied lesbianism of the gang the Hellcats isn't hard to miss.

In fact the worst thing about the film is the lesbophobia implied. A new girl in school Yvonne Lime, coming from that perennial home where the parents just don't understand her. She gets hooked up in a girl gang headed by Jana Lund. When she shows promise, Lund starts saying that Lime might become second in command. That doesn't sit well with Susanne Sydney the current number two.

All's well that ends well as the Sandra Dee wannabe Lime ends up safely with all American boy Brett Halsey and away from that evil group of lesbians.

When this one is aired, pass this by or hold your nose when viewing.


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