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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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Laura Knapp
Scott Peters ...
Guy Kingsley Poynter ...
Dr. Larry Snyder
James Dyrenforth ...
Bayliss Henry
Charles Farrell ...
Joe Grissi
Kim Tracy ...
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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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Lost 'classic'????
28 September 2006 | by (norwich, uk) – See all my reviews

While never in the class of 'Kiss Me, Deadly', or even the original version of 'I, The Jury', 'The Girl Hunters' is an enjoyable detective movie featuring a surprisingly convincing portrayal of Mike Hammer by his creator Mickey Spillane. The film is well shot, mostly well acted and has a storyline that keeps you interested till the end. What lets it down is the intrusive and repetitive music and endless shots of Spillane/Hammer walking in and out of buildings/offices while putting on or taking off his trench coat. After a while both these elements become irritating, but not irritating enough to make you want to stop watching. Spillane is a suitably rough around the edges Hammer and is well supported by Lloyd Nolan as a helpful FBI agent and by the gorgeous Shirley Eaton as the only female character in the picture, the widow of a murdered senator. My personal favourite Mike Hammer film is the first version of 'I, The Jury' with Biff Elliott as Hammer. That film is pure noir and Elliott is excellent in the role. 'The Girl Hunters' tries hard and almost gets there, but noir was past it's sell by date and the old masters of the genre were mostly gone. This film gives a good facsimile and is very watchable, but do not expect 'The Big Sleep'.


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