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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.


William Morgan (as Wm. M. Morgan)




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


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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Not Rated

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Did You Know?


The girl attacked in the park is named "Shirley" which was Edward D. Wood Jr.'s cross dressing name and was featured even more prominently in his later films. See more »


The police car seen in driving footage is different from the one seen parked. The word "POLICE" is seen on the moving car but is absent from the parked one. See more »


Carl Parkins: It does no good to look back. It can only be more of a hurt. We must now look forward, using the past only as a pattern of judgment for the future.
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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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Silly, funny and very very BAD!
22 July 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Incredibly dumb and utterly predictable story of a rich teen girl who, not given love by her parents, starts a girl gang. They rob gas stations, rape guys (!!!) and kill a policeman.

All the "teenagers" in this film are easily in their late 20s/early 30s, the acting is all horrible and the script has every cliche imaginable with hilarious dialogue--it comes as no surprise that it was written by the immortal Ed Wood Jr.!

Worth seeing for laughs. Best lines--"They're shooting back!" and "It ain't supposed to be like this."

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