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The Violent Years (1956)

Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents who don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.

Director:

William Morgan (as Wm. M. Morgan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Moorhead Jean Moorhead ... Paula Parkins
Barbara Weeks ... Jane Parkins
Art Millan Art Millan ... Carl Parkins (as Arthur Millan)
Theresa Hancock Theresa Hancock ... Georgia
Joanne Cangi Joanne Cangi ... Geraldine
Gloria Farr Gloria Farr ... Phyllis
Glen Corbett Glen Corbett ... Barney Stetson
Lee Constant Lee Constant ... Sheila
I. Stanford Jolley ... Judge Clara
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
F. Chan McClure F. Chan McClure ... Det. Artman
Bruno Metsa Bruno Metsa ... Manny
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Storyline

A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her parents are away. Their "fence" gets them to trash the school on request of sinister un-American clients, and they run afoul of the law, apple pie, and God himself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Thrill Girls of the Highway! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

The four girls, who act like a violent gang of men, have names that consist of men's names: Paula - Paul, Geraldine - Gerald, Phyllis - Phil, Georgia - George. See more »

Goofs

Paula's parked getaway car from the school has two white vertical strips beneath the rear driver's side window. When the car is on the road, the strips are missing. See more »

Quotes

Paula Parkins: Hi, Mom. Got time to talk a minute? It's rather important.
Jane Parkins: Good gracious, no! I'm an hour late already! "Charity First" and all that sort of thing, you know. Besides, what can be so important in your young life as to warrant my attention so drastically?
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Alternate Versions

Different versions of the film contain different opening credits. One opening has the credits play over a static shot of a city skyline, while in other prints the credits play over a nondescript background with the title card appearing over a cast photo. See more »

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Unique
12 August 1999 | by QuetzlSee all my reviews

This film is pretty steady and mediocre (you can tell Ed didn't direct it), lacking the weirdness and spastic nature of Wood's other films. But, it also happens to be the only film you'll ever see where a MAN IS RAPED BY A GANG OF GIRLS! A truly unique moment in film history.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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