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Release Date:
July 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
13 TERRIFIED TEENAGERS ON THE RUN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Campy and Fun Comedy See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Murray Hamilton ... Wally Sanders
Joyce Taylor ... Soldier

Hugh Marlowe ... John Hull
Khigh Dhiegh ... Kang
Charlie Briggs ... Mike the Chauffeur

Norma Varden ... Miss Pittford
Garth Benton ... Peter Van Hagen
María Cristina Servera ... Argentina
Janet Mary Prance ... Australia
Penny Anne Mills ... Canada
Alexandra Bastedo ... Alex - England (as Alexandra Lendon Bastedo)
Ariane Glaser ... France
Ilona Schütze ... Ilona - Germany
Anna Baj ... Italy
Aiko Sakamoto ... Japan
Gina Trikonis ... Natasha - Russia
Judy Pace ... Liberia
Luz Gloria Hervias ... Mexico
Marie-Louise Bielke ... Sweden
Ignacia Farias Luque ... Venezuela
Kathy Dunn ... Candace 'Candy' Hull
Lynne Sue Moon ... Mai-Ling - China
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvar ... Fernando (uncredited)
James Dime ... Chess Player at Embassy (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Officer Chess Player at Embassy (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... English Hotel Housekeeper (uncredited)
Walter Rode ... Kagenescu (uncredited)
Emil Sitka ... Ludwig ... Girls School Caretaker (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Otis L. Guernsey Jr. (story)

Robert Dillon (writer)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Van Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Avil (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Don Ament 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Lanz 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Jack Roe .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Kathy Dunn
Jesse Wayne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
The Teenage Diplomats were girls who won a publicized contest to have roles in the movie.See more »
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Factual errors: The title is "13 Frightened Girls!" but when counting them (multiple times) there are clearly 15.See more »
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In the U.S. version during the pre-credit sequence, Candy is driving the bus, but in releases in other parts of the world (England, Sweden, Germany, and others), different girls get to drive. Why?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Campy and Fun Comedy, 9 October 2010
Author: Shoshobe from United States

This is a fun, tongue-in-check espionage movie, similar to the campy Disney flicks "That Darn Cat" and "The Moon Spinners". Even the production style and cinematography are similar. The main difference is that the Disney movies have more polished story-lines with better actors.

The protagonist is Candy Hall, a teenager who attends an all-girls school for daughters of diplomats around the globe (hence the frightened girls). While visiting the embassy of one of her girlfriends, Candy witnesses a murder and so her life of a spy begins under the assumed name of "Kitten"...

Because the movie does not take itself seriously, the horrible acting and outrageous antics provide non-stop comedy. Clearly, this movie was not intended to depict genuine political intrigue or high drama, and if this is what you are looking for, then stick with movies like the "Bourne" franchise. It's the random scenes (the careening bus, the pouncing cat, the tennis match, etc.) that provide unexpected comical elements. So if you want entertaining 60's style fun and camp, this movie is perfect.

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