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Girls Town (1959)

Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number-one suspect although she has an alibi, but because she's had previous brushes with the ... See full summary »

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Fred Alger (as Mel Torme)
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Dick Culdane
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Mother Veronica (as Maggie Hayes)
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Jimmy Parlow
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Singer
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Serafina Garcia
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Mary Lee Morgan
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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 although she has an alibi, but because she's had previous brushes with the law she's sent to Girls Town, a nun-run home for young women in trouble with the law. Rebellious Silver causes trouble at the school, and her friend Serafina's infatuation with a young singer brings her to the brink of self-destruction. Meanwhile, Chip's father hires a detective to learn the truth, and Chip's friend Fred makes trouble for Silver's sister at a drag race. Silver has 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)  »

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The Innocent and the Damned  »

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1.33 : 1
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The positioning of Chip's body at the bottom of the cliff is different from when he first lands to when Fred discovers him moments later. See more »

Quotes

Dick Culdane: [Gets out of his bakery truck] Hey, gorgeous. Hi. You new around here, aren't you?
Silver Morgan: Fresh out of the box, daddio. What are you doin' in Girlsville?
Dick Culdane: I haul the goodies. This is my chariot.
Silver Morgan: Hey, you got any cigs? I'm tapped out.
Dick Culdane: [Hands her one] For you, beautiful, anything.
Silver Morgan: Thanks. I'll remember you in my prayers, buddy boy.
Dick Culdane: My name is Dick Culhane.
Silver Morgan: I'm Silver.
Dick Culdane: You know you're the first chick around here who doesn't give me the creeps?
Silver Morgan: You're the first stud I've seen around here period.
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Connections

References White Wilderness (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Mama
Music and lyrics by Paul Anka
Sung by Mamie Van Doren
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Girls Town is an enjoyable juvenile delinquent flick
30 March 2017 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

With this, I've now seen all the movies The Platters appeared in-Rock Around the Clock, The Girl Can't Help It, Rock All Night, Carnival Rock, and now this one. Another singer that appears is Paul Anka-in fact, this movie has an "Introducing" credit for him but his real first film appearance was in Let's Rock the previous year though this was his first in which he also acts. Unlike The Platters, Anka does not have any dialogue going on during any of his numbers which included his hit "Lonely Boy". He also sang a nice rendition of "Ave Maria". The star is Mamie Van Doren as a woman who's blamed for her ex-boyfriend's murder but she says she wasn't there. Also appearing are Elinor Donahue as her younger sister, Mel Torme as the one who saw the actual murder, and a couple of sons of famous silent comedians-Harold Lloyd Jr. as the one who pays for what he tries to do to whichever woman he was with and Charles Chaplin Jr. as a guy named Joe who announces the rules of a chicken run later in the movie. This is another of Albert Zugsmith's sensationalist movies but it's quite fun to watch and a little touching in spots. So on that note, I recommend Girls Town.


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