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Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 May 1950 (USA)
A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two G.I.s who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

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David MacDonald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Gwen Rawlings
Dennis Price ... Michael 'Red' Farrell
Herbert Lom ... Max Vine
Bonar Colleano ... Micky Malone
Peter Glenville ... Jimmy Rosso
Flora Robson ... Miss Thorpe
George Carney ... Mr. Rawlings
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Rawlings
Hugh McDermott ... Al Schwartz
Griffith Jones ... Danny Martin
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Mrs. Chalk
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... Mr. Pottinger
Orlando Martins ... Kolly
Renee Gadd Renee Gadd ... Mrs. Parsons
Jill Balcon ... Roberta
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Storyline

A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two G.I.s who are also on the run and they start a crime wave. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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And You Can Have Her!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanz in den Abgrund See more »

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Budget:

GBP180,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sydney Box Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie starts with Lyla Lawrence (Diana Dors) being told the story of a girl gone bad in an attempt to sway her from a similar fate. Diana portrayed such a girl in Blonde Sinner (1956). See more »

Connections

Remade as Unge piger forsvinder i København (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Government attempted to censor this film
3 November 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

When this film had been completed an official from the Home Office viewed it and as a result the Labour government tries to stop the film being released.The reason for this was the poor light in which the approved school system was shown.So the producers had to shoot the framing device with Flora Robson.It is clear that the authorities did not know what to do about teenagers.In fact this film shows Jean Kent's character in a favourable light and authority less so.After all because Kent has been beaten by her father and cant go home she is given 3 years in an approved school.So rather typical of the period Kent has a whale of a time till the last reel when she must pay for misdeeds.The last part of the film is based on real events which were portrayed in a later film with Emily Lloyd Pack.


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