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27 July 2007 (USA) See more »
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped. | Add synopsis »
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Girl 27
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 25 January 2007)

Sundance 2007 preview: Documentary Comp
 (From ioncinema. 18 January 2007)

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Cast

 

Baby Peggy ... Herself (as Peggy Montgomery)
Richard Bann ... Himself
Kelly Brown ... Himself
Ned Comstock ... Himself

Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Patricia Douglas ... Herself
Buron Fitts ... Himself (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)

Jean Harlow ... Herself (archive footage)

Judy Lewis ... Herself
E.J. Mannix ... Himself (archive footage)

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself (archive footage)
Judd D. Minter ... Himself (as Judd Minter)
Patti Minter ... Herself

Norma Shearer ... Herself (archive footage)
Eloise Spann ... (archive footage)

David Stenn ... Himself
Michael Taitelman ... Himself
Jack Terry ... Himself
Greta Van Susteren ... Herself
Duchess of Windsor ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Duke of Windsor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Stenn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Stenn 

Produced by
Lindsay Webster .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Hal Lindes 
 
Cinematography by
Peter B. Good 
 
Film Editing by
Tessa Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Corbala .... additional makeup
Tobi Holland .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Shawn Berry .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Joe Coulter .... additional sound
Don Jones .... sound
Jeff Robeff .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Gustavo Petersen .... additional photography (as Eric Petersen)
Kris Smith .... additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Derek Ellingson .... additional editor
Chris W. Hill .... additional editor
Walt McGinn .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Andrew M. Chukerman .... musician: piano soloist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Baby Peggy .... archive photographs (as Diana Serra Cary)
Richard Bann .... archive photographs
Greg Bernstein .... legal services (as Greg S. Bernstein)
Mary Dahout .... archive photographs
John William Hart III .... production insurance (as John W. Hart)
Patti Minter .... archive photographs
David Queen .... archive photographs
Steven Raphael .... representative: producer
Hector Rodriguez .... payroll
John Soth .... archive photographs
David Stenn .... archive photographs
Art Streiber .... archive photographs
Mark Vieira .... archive photographs (as Mark A. Vieira)
 
Thanks
Fred Ahlert .... thanks
Richard Bann .... thanks
Blaine Bartell .... thanks
Rex Bell Jr. .... thanks
Andie Bensky .... thanks
Cydney Bernard .... thanks
Lisa Bessette .... thanks
Diane Bloem .... thanks
David Brendel .... thanks
Irena Briganti .... thanks
Lindsay Bucha .... thanks
Bill Cappello .... thanks
Jeffrey Carrier .... thanks
Graydon Carter .... thanks
Mark Chosak .... thanks
Andrew M. Chukerman .... thanks (as Andrew Chuckerman)
Bradford Craig .... thanks
Kassi Crews .... thanks
Sherwin Dunner .... thanks
Marsha Durham .... thanks
Peer Ebbighausen .... thanks
Chris Fedak .... thanks
Jodie Foster .... special thanks
Margot Frankel .... thanks
Bobi Garland .... thanks
Maryrose Grossman .... thanks
Mike Growney .... thanks
Jere Guldin .... thanks
Harris Hartman .... thanks
Millie Hsyu .... thanks
Ross Laird .... thanks
Morton LaKretz .... thanks
Jeremy Laws .... thanks
Jennifer Lopez .... special thanks
Roni Lubliner .... thanks
Greg Luce .... thanks
Julie Lugo Cerra .... thanks
Leonard Maltin .... thanks
Howard Mandelbaum .... thanks
Ron Mandelbaum .... thanks
Alekandra Martin .... thanks
Glynn Martin .... thanks
Larry McCallister .... thanks
Kelly McGillis .... special thanks
Erin McIntyre .... thanks
James F. McNulty .... thanks
Ron Mencer .... thanks
Rick Minter .... thanks
Peter Mintun .... thanks
Dodd Mitchell .... thanks
Patrick Norager .... thanks
Tisha Phillips .... thanks
Michael Pogorzelski .... thanks
Matthew Preece .... thanks
Howard Prouty .... thanks
Darrell Rooney .... thanks
Jessica Rosner .... thanks
Elias Savada .... thanks (as Eli Savada)
Laurie Schalow .... thanks
Ray Scheu .... thanks (as Lt. Ray Scheu)
Stephanie Schramm .... thanks
James Sohn .... thanks
Randa Soudah .... thanks
Irving Stenn Jr. .... thanks
Tupper Stevens .... thanks
John Stiefel .... thanks
Ronald Swanson Jr. .... thanks
Dace Taube .... thanks
Bruce Tracy .... thanks
Jillian Tribble .... thanks
Nancy Tuckerman .... thanks
Mark Vieira .... thanks
Julie Yorn .... thanks
Lili Fini Zanuck .... thanks
Richard D. Zanuck .... thanks (as Richard Zanuck)
 

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USA:86 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patricia Douglas and the other young female extras at the MGM party were procured by MGM casting director Vincent Conniff.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Chess-Nuts (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
TruckinSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
sad, a victim of her time, 20 September 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Girl 27" is a fascinating story of Hollywood history and the workings of the studios. The studios owned Hollywood: the police, the DA, all the way up. The movie magazines were studio organs. They had private hospitals, doctors on payroll. Anything could be hidden.

Patricia Douglas was a young girl working in Hollywood as a dancer. "I moved like J.Lo" she tells the interviewer, David Stenn. One day she and some other women were asked to report to what they believed to be a film set, and they were sent to Western Costume to get costumes. When they arrived on the "set," it was a convention on a farm for MGM salespeople. Patricia Douglas was raped by one of them in a field. It was hushed up, and the doctor, under MGM's influence, put in her record that she had been treated for VD.

Patricia attempted to sue but lost, so she took it to Federal Court. MGM bribed her mother and lawyer to make the case go away, and they did. The lawyer never showed up in court any time the case was called. Her mother got a liquor store out of it.

At the time of the documentary, Patricia Douglas was 84, living alone in Las Vegas, when she was found by writer-producer Stenn. At first he spoke with her on the phone - she would say so much and then hang up abruptly. Finally she agreed to meet him and tell her story.

There have been many complaints about Stenn's presence in this film. I used to work for David Stenn. When he says he loves Patricia Douglas, he's not playing nice to get the story at all. He's not that kind of person. As for his presence in the film, she would only talk to him, so he was stuck there - yes, he could have cut himself out. In the beginning, I think he had to lay the foundation as he did - he is a film historian, an expert on MGM and that era. Did he have to mention Jackie Onassis? Probably not, but I think it made his credentials all the more impressive.

There's nothing uncommon in a documentary about looking at records and having someone go over them with you. So maybe in total, five minutes of Stenn could have been cut. I do not think he took away from this woman's agonizing story.

Not only is this a searing documentary about the machinations of MGM and Mayer, it is such a sad commentary on the time during which Patricia Douglas was young. Families swept incidents such as rape under the rug. There was no place she could go for help. She was never able to move on. It ruined her life. She said she was frigid. She was married three times; she wanted a child desperately to love and be loved, yet she gave the child to someone else to raise. She couldn't get too close to anyone.

Her beautiful daughter tells a sad story about their relationship or lack of it. Patricia never told anyone what had happened to her. When the story broke in Vanity Fair, she told her mother that she was so incredibly proud of her. And her mother said nothing.

It's such a tragic account, it breaks your heart. An entire live ruined. Patricia could have tried to move on, but how does one do that when violated and no one acknowledges it? When everyone expects you to act as if nothing's wrong? The studio heads were sleazes. When I interviewed actress Rita Gam, an incredibly beautiful woman even today, she said she received many offers from Hollywood. But she smartly waited until she was offered a contract for $1250 a week. Why? Because if you made less than that, she said, you were part of the "visiting firemen" circuit, in other words, a prostitute. Starlets were expected to sleep with men for jobs, and at the behest of the studio. Even Rita Hayworth's husband tried to pimp her out to Harry Cohn.

I think the story overrides David Stenn's presence in the film, which some find offensive. Personally I didn't mind it. I loved the film clips that were interjected. A nice touch to a horrible story.

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