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Roadhouse Girl (1953)

Marilyn (original title)
George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maxwell Reed ... Tom Price
Sandra Dorne ... Marilyn Saunders
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... George Saunders
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Rosie
Ferdy Mayne ... Nicky Everton
Hugh Pryse Hugh Pryse ... Coroner
Kenneth Connor ... Customer in Roadhouse
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Jury Foreman
Gerald Rex Gerald Rex ... Minor Role
Hugh Munro Hugh Munro ... Minor Role
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Storyline

George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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NO ESCAPE...from this kind of woman! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roadhouse Girl See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nettlefold Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Strong similarities to the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Known in the UK as Marilyn. See more »

Goofs

The petrol pumps seen in the opening scene when Tom Price arrives at George Saunders' garage are a much older design than the ones seen from Tom's window when he looks over the forecourt, See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Saunders: Don't you dare touch me!
George Saunders: Dare? I'll 'touch' you so you'll remember it for the rest of your miserable days!
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Connections

Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Forget
Sung by Ray Burns
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The Mechanic Always Rings Twice
24 August 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

This low budget British film is a version of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, about adultery, passion, a love triangle, and murder, all set around that most British of locations, an independent garage. An interesting cast go through the motions here although it's fair to say that the constraints of the budget mean that the film never really excites or innovates and instead sort of just plods along.

It doesn't help that we've seen this age-old story play out time and again. Maxwell Reed (BLACKOUT) is the heartthrob hero, a drifter who finds employment at the hands of a bad-tempered mechanic (Leslie Dwyer, great but underutilised in a character role). He soon falls for the comely charms of Dwyer's wife, Sandra Dorne, who is a Diana Dors-alike and not a bad actress at all. You can guess the rest of the story, but fun is added from Ferdy Mayne's stalwart suitor and the chance to see Kenneth Connor in a bit part. Although MARILYN is entirely devoid of originality, it's a relatively watchable little piece with plenty of character work going on.


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