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Girls Town (1959)

 |  Drama  |  5 October 1959 (USA)
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Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number one suspect even though she has an alibi, but due to previous brushes with the law she's ... See full summary »

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Fred Alger (as Mel Torme)
Ray Anthony ...
Dick Culdane
Margaret Hayes ...
Mother Veronica (as Maggie Hayes)
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Jimmy Parlow
Cathy Crosby ...
Singer
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Serafina Garcia
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Mary Lee Morgan
Gloria Talbott ...
Vida
Sheilah Graham ...
Sister Grace
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Charley Boy (as Jim Mitchum)
Dick Contino ...
Stan Joyce
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
Chip Gardner
Charles Chaplin Jr. ...
Joe Cates
David Lynch ...
Himself (as The Platters)
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Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number one suspect even though she has an alibi, but due to previous brushes with the law she's sent to Girls Town, a home for young women in trouble with the law which is run by nuns. Silver is rebellious and causes trouble at the school, and her friend Sarafina totters near the brink of self-destruction because of an infatuation with a young singer. Meanwhile Chip's father hires a detective to find out the truth, and Chip's friend Fred gets Silver's sister in trouble at a drag race. Silver has a lot of problems all right. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUTHFUL REBELS GO BAD? See more »

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5 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Innocent and the Damned  »

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Obvious dummies in Stan's car as it runs up the embankment and crashes during the chicken scene. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) See more »

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Wish It Were Me
Sung by The Platters
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A Laugh Riot
29 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I know that Albert Zugsmith's films are low budget trash. But they are all so entertaining! My favorite part of this one is the casting of Mel Torme as a tough gang leader. Could there possibly be worse casting? And then there's Paul Anka. During the film, bad Mel has a fight with angelic Paul. I always wondered what that was about! Was this supposed to be some Zionist statement or did Mel object to Paul's out of tune singing of "Ave Maria"? Maybe Mel wanted to sing it in Yiddish or use it as a vehicle for a scat solo! But, I digress. Like all the Zugsmith films, this one is both intentionally and unintentionally funny. Director Haas' fast paced direction never lets the film get boring, even though the acting is as horrible as usual. It's in the same class with "High School Confidential", "The Big Operator", "College Confidential" and the greatest of them all, "Sex Kttens Go to College". Thank you Mr. Zugsmith! Don't miss this camp classic.


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