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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
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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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Although the cast may have been assembled from somebody's nightmare, it's still one of the great ensemble casts in film history.
3 August 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Although the cast may have been assembled from somebody's nightmare, it's still one of the great ensemble casts in film history.

Mamie Van Doren's name heading ANY cast means a good time will be had by all -- well maybe not ALL, but at least by those discerning cineastes who knew after the 1960 Academy Awards were handed out that 1959's "Girls Town" was robbed by "Ben-Hur." After all, what's a silly chariot race compared to Mamie chewing gum and talking back to nuns? And in "Girls Town" you get so much more: Gloria Talbott, Elinor "Princess" Donahue, Gigi Perreau, Paul Anka, Maggie Hayes, Sheilah Graham, The Platters, Cathy Crosby, Ray Anthony, Charles Chaplin Jr., Harold Lloyd Jr., and so help us, Mel Torme . . . Mel Torme!!!??? Oh yeah, you also get this plot, which has something or other to do with 30-year-old high school kids (like Mamie) getting in trouble with the law and getting sent to the title institution. There's also a nifty drag race -- in a cement riverbed! This film showed up 20 years after "Gone With the Wind" and features just as much excitement and talent. It helps if you've had a lobotomy prior to viewing the film.


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