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Girl of the Night (1960)

 -  Drama  -  1 June 1961 (Mexico)
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Girl of the Night is about Bobbie (Anne Francis), a sensitive, lonely call girl who is manipulated and ultimately used by her madame, played by Kay Medford.

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Robin 'Bobbie' Williams
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Dr. Mitchell
Kay Medford ...
Rowena Claiborne
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Larry Taylor
Arthur Storch ...
Jason Franklin Jr.
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Dan Bolton
Lauren Gilbert ...
Dan Shelton
Eileen Fulton ...
Lisa Mae Bailey
Julius Monk ...
Swagger
Judy Tucker
Noah Keen ...
Al
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Ricardo
Patricia Basch
Jo Anna March ...
Lucy Worth
Richard H. Bauman
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Based on a book by Dr.Harold Greenwald: The Call Girl a Social and Psychoanalytic Study. This film tells the story of a girl (Anne Francis) who becomes a high priced call girl. She is exploited by her madam (Kay Medford) until she finds a tough yet caring therapist (Lloyd Nolan) and straightens herself out. Written by Anonymous

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Why They Do It ... For the first time the motion picture screen tells the intimate, authentic personal story of girls like Bobbie Williams -- a truth torn from New York after dark. See more »

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1 June 1961 (Mexico)  »

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Afrodites tou poulimenou erota  »

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Flash Back: A Film Ahead of its Time
5 June 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It took me a moment or so before I could remember this film - and then it came to me. At the time this film came out, I was 20 years old and living in a hotel on 44th Street, just off Broadway in New York City. Right around the corner, playing in a movie theater (located just below the then famous "Camels" smoking man display) was this film.

Outside they had hooked up a series of telephones near the lobby entrance, so that you could talk (pre-recorded) to a "Call Girl." The voice you heard was that of actress Anne Francis as the film's central character.

At the time I thought it was quite hokey and, at first, didn't spend my scarce funds on the film. But some days later a friend treated me to the film, and I was quite surprised and very impressed.

This was a damn good film for its time. The theme was hardly ever touched upon in films in those days. In fact, in most, at best hinted at briefly in the dialog.

This film, however, was well scripted and laid the subject bare with well written dialog. In my opinion, had it been produced some two or so decades later, Ms. Francic would have been deservedly nominated for an Academy Award.


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