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The Girl Hunters (1963)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  June 1963 (USA)
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Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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Mickey Spillane ...
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Laura Knapp
Scott Peters ...
Guy Kingsley Poynter ...
Dr. Larry Snyder
James Dyrenforth ...
Bayliss Henry
Charles Farrell ...
Joe Grissi
Kim Tracy ...
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Hy Gardner ...
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Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
Benny Lee ...
Nat Drutman
Murray Kash ...
Richie Cole
Bill Nagy ...
Georgie
Clive Endersby ...
Duck-Duck
Ricardo Montez ...
Skinny Guy (as Richard Montez)
Larry Cross ...
Red Markham
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Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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Trapped in the quicksand of love...Caught up in a nightmare of murder and intrigue!


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Mike Hammer: So long, babe.
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Further proof that film noir formally died in the 50's
3 November 2002 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See all my reviews

It isn't that Mickey Spillaine can't act that makes this movie so awful. It's everything--from the amateurish directing and Neanderthal script to the annoying trumpet blasts that rise out of the soundtrack.

There's absolutely nothing about this film that works. Everybody fawns over Mike hammer the whole time--with the exception of the mean cop who used to be his friend. There's your plot line.

Here's a long shot but it could be that the producers of Goldfinger saw this bomb and stole a couple of items from it (no one would know since about 16 people ever saw this film on its release). First Shirley Eaton--the only woman in this thing --went on to stardom as the golden girl. And there's a scene before the big fight where the bad guy fires his hat Oddjob-style at our hero.

What is about guys that can't act (and know it)? They seem to want to bring along others with the same deficiency. So Spillaine has several scenes with a real-life newspaper columnist that rank up there as some of the worst in the movie and, therefore, of all time.

If you want something to do while watching this turkey, count the number of times Hammer pulls on and off his trenchcoat. London Fog had to be involved in the production.

As for Mike Hammer movies, stay away from "Girl Hunters" and stick with Ralph Meeker and "Kiss me Deadly."


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