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High School Hellcats -- A troublemaking, all-girl gang rules over the females of a high school ...until the gang leader is killed in an abandoned movie theater.


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June 1958 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Yvonne Lime ... Joyce Martin

Brett Halsey ... 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 ... Linda Martin
Robert Anderson ... Police Lt. Manners
Martin Braddock ... Rip
Arthur Marshall ... Mr. Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Cook ... Freddie (uncredited)
Troy Patterson ... Chuck (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
Writing credits
Robert Lowell (story) (as Mark Lowell) &
Jan Englund (story) (as Jan Lowell)

Robert Lowell (screenplay) (as Mark Lowell) &
Jan Englund (screenplay) (as Jan Lowell)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Lou Kimzey .... associate producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers .... producer
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Warrenton 
Film Editing by
Edward Sampson 
Art Direction by
Don Ament 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Kay Reed .... hair stylist
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bartlett A. Carre .... production manager (as Bart A. Carre)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Agnew .... assistant director (as Bob Agnew)
Art Department
Ovonzo Abbatecola .... assistant art director
Karl Brainard .... property master
Sound Department
Ben Winkler .... sound engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... wardrobe
Music Department
Ronald Stein .... musical director
Other crew
Judith Hart .... script supervisor (as Judy Hart)

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69 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec)

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Silly but Fun Drive-In Flick, 6 June 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

High School Hellcats (1958)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Film buffs owe a lot to REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Not only did it deliver a great movie and a legend but it also led to countless rip-offs hitting drive-in screens and many of them, while poorly made, were at least entertaining and that's the case with this one. After being slapped by her strict father one too many times, Joyce (Yvonne Fedderson) decides to join the Hellcats, an all female gang at her school. Soon Joyce is doing all sorts of bad things like wearing slacks, drinking coffee and playing children's games but at one party the leader of the gang accidentally dies. If you're a fan of these juvenile pictures from the 50s then this one here is a must-see. Not because it's a masterpiece or some hard-hitting look at troubled teenagers but it's watchable simply because of how silly it all is. I mean, seriously. We're supposed to look at these teens as being "bad" because they drink coffee and wear slacks? These scenes are all pretty funny just because even the Beaver would think these girls were tame when it came to doing bad things. The entire film is pretty fun simply because of how silly, over-the-top and at times laughable it is. Again, you're not going to find any brilliance here unless you consider camp to be something special. One of the most insane moments comes after the father has screamed at Joyce and then the father has a "moment of truth" and realizes that he's been too mean. The way this scene plays out is hilarious. Another funny scene involves a police officer interrogating the girls about a missing girl. This entire thing is funny not only because of the dialogue but it's also clear that this "room" is the same room that was used for Joyce's living room (with things just moved around). I actually thought Fedderson was pretty charming in her role and I also thought Brett Halsey was good as her boyfriend. Jana Lund was fun as the leader of the gang but it's Susanne Sidney who steals the show as the real bad girl of the gang. HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS is a silly movie but fans of the genre should get some kicks out of it.

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