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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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Bizarre cold war camp from Mr. William Castle 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:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
This was the only theatrical feature film for Kathy Dunn. The rest of her short career was made up of stage and television work.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The long shots of the school bus on the mountain road, both in the early scenes of it leaving the school and the later ones of its returning, show only two or three people in the bus, even though in the interior shots the bus is crowded with all the girls.See more »
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References 13 Ghosts (1960)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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre cold war camp from Mr. William Castle, 19 August 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"13 Frightened Girls" hasn't attained the cult status that William Castle's horror films, such as "The House on Haunted Hill" or "The Tingler", have attained, which is a shame. Maybe its because it lacks an actor with the star power of Vincent Price, but "13 Frightened Girls" is unknown by even the most hardened psychotronic buffs. However, it is a ridiculous film, and while it isn't the best film Castle ever made, its certainly his most bizarre. Its full of outlandish cold war-era agitprop, as the central plot is about a diplomat's daughter spying on her fellow students from other countries. It ends up going all over the place.

There are several other reasons for the camp appeal. The colors are garish, like a Fauvist threw up all over the place. They even bring to mind a sleeker version of John Water's early film's set designs. The dialog is so wide-eyed and naive, its completely left-field when the surprisingly strong violence (espescially for a kid's film) happens to the protagonists. There's many subtle hints dealing with torture by foreign enemies, and despite the end message of peace, there's a strong sense of xenophobia throughout. What can I say? "13 Frightened Girls" is an insane film that needs to be seen by vintage drive-in and psychotronic fans. (6/10)

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