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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 ...
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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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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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References White Wilderness (1958) See more »

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Ave Maria
Sung by Paul Anka
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Welcome to girl's town!
17 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those rebel type movies where the plot has way to many points and the film ends up being a tad jumbled. On the bright side it features Mel Torma whom I never have seen in anything other than old Night Court episodes thus proving he did do something. The plot is all over the place it basically has a guy tumbling over a cliff after chasing a girl in an attempt to sexual assault her, though they never say it in those terms. A girl gets picked up as she was supposed to be having a date with said guy and she is sent to Girl's Town, a place run by nuns that has all the makings of a reform school, but for some reason they act as if it is not one. You also have subplots about a girl who goes gaga for a singer and a race between rival gangs. Just one of those films that is just to all over the place, and you are required to listen to the occasional song sung by either Paul Anka or The Platters. Girl's Town seems like a strange place where the girls can harass the newbies all they want and the nuns rarely intervene. They do role up their sleeves and help with washing the floor, however.


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