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Release Date:
July 1963 (USA) See more »
13 TERRIFIED TEENAGERS ON THE RUN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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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  (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)
George Nardelli ... Chess Player at Embassy (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... English Hotel Housekeeper (uncredited)
Walter Rode ... Kagenescu (uncredited)
Emil Sitka ... Ludwig (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
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
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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89 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

The Teenage Diplomats were girls who won a publicized contest to have roles in the movie.See more »
Plot holes: Kathy uses her friendship with the 13 girls of the boarding school to infiltrate herself in the Embassies. None of the 13 girls is from Spain, but in one scene Kathy enters in the Spanish Embassy to do one of her missions.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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Didn't anyone ever tell William Castle that "13" was an unlucky number?, 9 October 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Brainless teen shenanigans produced and directed by William Castle, who seems to miss the ghosts and goblins of yore! Daughters of the world's leading diplomats (all schoolmates at the same institution) converge on London for a getaway, but the American girl gets more than she bargained for after a party at the house of her Red Chinese comrade--she finds a dead body in the freezer, stabbed with a letter-opener from the desk of her own father. Wide-eyed nonsense won't fool anyone who has outgrown "Nancy Drew". The production isn't bad, but Castle's direction is leaden, and the adults in the cast look properly embarrassed. * from ****

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