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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 GI'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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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 GI'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:

£180,000 (estimated)
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Sydney Box Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film starts with Diana Dors being told the story of a girl gone bad in attempt to sway her from a similar fate, while a few years later she would be portraying such a girl in Yield To The Night/Blond Sinner. See more »

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

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Liebestraum
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Music by Franz Liszt
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Downward Spiral
3 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In one of her earliest roles young teen Diana Dors is being given a lecture by social worker Flora Robson on the evils of wilful disobedience to her parents. Flora decides to best make her point by example and she chooses to tell Diana the story of Jean Kent and her downward spiral from when she started out as a teen delinquent just like Dors.

It begins innocently enough, Kent has a job in a pawnshop and she borrows some of the jewelry to wear on a date. The owner catches her and threatens to report her to the police. But he'll forget it with a quick roll in the hay. She goes home and dad whales the tar out of her. After that it's a lot of poor choices combined with being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people.

Kent does a fine job even though she's 27 years old as the troubled young post war British girl. Along the way she meets up with playboy Dennis Price, club owner Herbert Lom, hood Peter Glenville, and finally deserter American soldier Bonar Colleano who puts the final touch to a short but violent criminal career.

A good ensemble cast backs Kent. But the story is about her and she's memorable in her part.


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