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Girl of the Night (1960)

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
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Rowena Claiborne
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Larry Taylor
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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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1 June 1961 (Mexico)  »

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Film debut of James Broderick. See more »

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This is one of the most perceptive and realistic depictions of psychology in film. The psychological aspects and the psychologist as portrayed by Lloyd Nolan are absolutely spot on. Anne Francis is perfectly cast as a woman truly in need and seeking out some internal insight, and believe me this is a realistic search by her character and not just an overblown cinematic exploitation. Kay Medford gives us quite a screen acting demonstration- she shows you how to act for the movies, she is that good. John Kerr portrays a total louse but the psychologist also endeavors to figure him out for the sake of his patient, Ms. Francis. Major childhood incidents and issues of the two lead characters are explored in a very frank manner, way ahead of the time frame of c1960 era film-making. And its not exploitative- it is all realistic and highly dramatic. Kerr was master of the psychological side of screen acting (we have seen examples of his work in "Tea and Sympathy" and "The Cobweb") and this film showcases Kerr as an even more well-rounded and impactful character.

"Girl of the Night" should be viewed whenever you are ready for a heavy, serious cinematic experience. Not frivolous or titillating, it is just a well conceived, well written and well acted movie.


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