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Girls Town (1959)

Silver is a troubled teenage girl sent to a Catholic reform school, where she has trouble fitting in.

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(as Charles Haas)

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(story), (screenplay)
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Fred Alger (as Mel Torme)
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Mother Veronica (as Maggie Hayes)
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Singer
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Vida
Sheilah Graham ...
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Charley Boy (as Jim Mitchum)
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Chip Gardner
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Joe Cates
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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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Last Stop On The Road To Nowhere! See more »

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5 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The Innocent and the Damned  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Obvious dummies in Stan's car as it runs up the embankment and crashes during the chicken scene. See more »

Quotes

Stan Joyce: [as the Dragon and Jaguar gangs square off] You cats lookin' for a rumble?
Fred Alger: We're lookin' for Silver Morgan.
Silver Morgan: [Steps out] You found her.
Fred Alger: You had a date with Chip tonight.
Silver Morgan: So what?
Fred Alger: You drove out to the cave with him.
Silver Morgan: Guess again, flea brain. I stood him up.
Fred Alger: Why?
Silver Morgan: I got tired of you cats with the fast cars and the slow heads. You give me a pain in the ears.
Stan Joyce: That's tellin' him, chick.
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References White Wilderness (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Wish It Were Me
Music and lyrics by Buck Ram
Sung by The Platters
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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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