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Sensation Hunters (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 13 October 1945 (USA)
A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Dennis J. Cooper (as Dennis Cooper), John Faxon (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Danny Burke
Doris Merrick ... Julie Rogers
Eddie Quillan ... Ray Lawson
Constance Worth ... Irene
Isabel Jewell ... Mae
Wanda McKay ... Helen
Nestor Paiva ... Lew Davis
Byron Foulger ... Mark Rogers
Vince Barnett ... Agent
Minerva Urecal ... Edna Rogers
Janet Shaw ... Katie Rogers
The Rubenettes The Rubenettes ... Dancing Ensemble
Johnson Brothers Johnson Brothers ... Johnson Brothers
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A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

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Taglines:

Reckless Girls Who Travel the Road of Broken Dreams! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club Paradise See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the Monogram feature film package was first sold to television circa 1948, this one was initially shown under its original title, i.e. Sensation Hunters, but when Monogram's 1933 film of the same title was sold to television about two years later, the title of this one was changed to "Club Paradise" in order to avoid confusion between the two. See more »

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In the Katzman tradition
3 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sad that this film was produced by Monogram with the artistic touch that only Sam Katzman could give it. I'm in complete agreement with the other reviewer who said there's a lot missing from Sensation Hunters.

Had this been done at 20th Century Fox this would have been a great story for Tyrone Power and one of his heel characters. He would be doing Nightmare Alley in a few years over there and that is very similar to this film. Robert Lowery is the heel/protagonist who goes through a bevy of B picture actresses as a gigolo.

No big studio would have touched this film, but a large studio without code restrictions would have given this the proper production. The cast also might have had some decent direction. And in the Katman/Monogram tradition the editing was atrocious.

What might have been.


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