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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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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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Originally released as the "B" Movie on a double-bill with A-Picture 'Hot Rod Gang (1958)' See more »

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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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AWESOME!
13 April 2001 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

I recall when I first saw this movie. I was in college (1993) and AMC showed it one late night. I was so very taken by this movie. Of course, by today's standards it would be boring, but it was CLASSIC. Shear and utter nostalgia! The acting was interesting, but the plot was explosive. The relationship between Joyce and Mike was magical. The Hellcats were the first pink ladies! They were bad to the bone and yet they were still pretty wholesome. By 1958 standards, I am sure that the movie ruffled a few feathers. I searched for years trying to find the movie. I never knew the name. I even searched IMDB.COM and could not find the name of this movie. Finally, about a year ago - AMC showed it again. I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS. It takes you back to a period when simple acts of indecency (and murder) were shocking. Today those things are a "way of life" in society. HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS reminded me of a more simple time, a time that I wish still existed.


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