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Girls in the Night (1953)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | June 1953 (Austria)
A family's efforts to move out of a slum area into a better neighborhood is hampered when their son is accused of the murder of a local blind beggar.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Ray Buffum (screenplay), Ray Buffum (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harvey Lembeck ... Chuck Haynes
Joyce Holden ... Georgia Cordray
Glenda Farrell ... Alice Haynes
Leonard Freeman Leonard Freeman ... Joe Spurgeon (as Glen Roberts)
Patricia Hardy Patricia Hardy ... Hannah Haynes
Jaclynne Greene Jaclynne Greene ... Vera Schroeder
Don Gordon ... Irv Kellener
Anthony Ross ... Charlie Haynes
Emile Meyer ... Police Officer Kovacs (as Emile G. Meyer)
Susan Odin Susan Odin ... Hilda Haynes
Tommy Farrell ... Frankie (as Tommie Farrell)
Paul E. Burns ... 'Blind' Fred Minosa
John Eldredge ... Judge
Alan Dexter ... Police Lt. Meyers
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... McGinty
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Storyline

A morbid and rugged look at life in the tenements of New York City. Chuck Haynes and his girl friend, Georgia Cordray, plan to rob a fake beggar of a supposed fortune, But Irv Kellener and his girl friend have the same idea also, and get there first, but end up killing the old man. And Chuck and Georgia are the prime suspects. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Tense, Terrifying Truth About The BIG CITY'S Delinquent Daughters! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1953 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Filles dans la nuit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Patricia Hardy receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Follows City Across the River (1949) See more »

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A Sleeper
25 December 2003 | by antpasteSee all my reviews

This is one of those films that few people have ever heard of. It is a shame, because GIRLS IN THE NIGHT, while not a masterpiece, is certainly an entertaining and well-made little film. Actually a film noir, GIRLS IN THE NIGHT tells the story of a young would-be hood, Chuck (Harvey Lembeck,) who is wrongly accused of robbery, and, if memory serves, also murder. Lembeck, (long before he became the comic biker "Erich Von Zipper" in those Beach Party movies) puts in a fine dramatic performance. The film is stolen, however, by Jaclynne Greene as Vera, a character in love with Chuck. Vera is nicknamed "Ugly" and photographed in harsh lighting to emphasize her street toughness. A good look at Greene, however, shows that she is far from ugly. She gives a credible, sensitive portrait of a wildly misunderstood woman

One more thing: The title of this film is misleading. From the name of the film one would think that this would be a cheaply-made story about B-girls. It is not. Rather, it is a tale of desperation, a tale of frustration about young people trapped in an environment that simply will not let them go


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