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13 Frightened Girls (1963)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller | July 1963 (USA)
While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wally Sanders
Joyce Taylor ...
John Hull
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Charlie Briggs ...
Mike the Chauffeur
Miss Pittford
Garth Benton ...
Peter Van Hagen
María Cristina Servera ...
Janet Mary Prance ...
Penny Anne Mills ...
Alex - England (as Alexandra Lendon Bastedo)
Ariane Glaser ...
Ilona Schütze ...
Ilona - Germany
Anna Baj ...
Aiko Sakamoto ...


Thirteen girls in a Swiss boarding school, particularly one Candace Hull ("Kitten", "Candy"), stir up trouble on their vacation as they mess with the diplomatic affairs of their elders and get into serious trouble when a Russian spy is discovered murdered. Written by Robert B. DeSalvo <rdesalvo@earthlink.net>

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13 TERRIFIED TEENAGERS ON THE RUN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Candy Web  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Judy Pace. See more »


The title is "13 Frightened Girls!" but when counting them (multiple times) there are clearly 15. See more »


Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Saw this movie when I was 11 or 12, love it!
1 September 2001 | by (Southbridge, MA) – See all my reviews

Several decades later, I still remember it, and wish it were on video or dvd. William Castle had a unique ability when it came to putting children in dangerous adult situations. His other film that comes to mind here is "Let's Kill Uncle," about a 12 year boy whose life is in dangered by his charming, cunning, financially challenged, ex-spy uncle. I think the bad reviews are a reflection of the fact that the film is hard to catagorize. As a pre-teen I found the idea of a group of young girls from different nations and cultures saving the world very appealing. Kinda fit in with my devotion to the Man From UNCLE.

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