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The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 14 December 1957 (USA)
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Reform school girls try to make the best of a bad situation.

Director:

Bernard Girard

Writers:

Dalton Trumbo, Sally Stubblefield (front for Dalton Trumbo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Oliver ... Green Eyes
Melinda Casey Melinda Casey ... Betsy Abel (as Linda Plowman)
Beverly Long Beverly Long ... Ouisie
Norma Jean Nilsson Norma Jean Nilsson ... Cuckoo
Tommie Moore Tommie Moore ... Trixie Budlong
Carla Merey Carla Merey ... Joyce
Sally Brophy Sally Brophy ... Maggie Wilson (as Sallie Brophy)
Jean Inness Jean Inness ... Mrs. Nichols (as Jean Innes)
Olive Blakeney ... Miss Vandingham
Anne Barton Anne Barton ... Sally Abel
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Ed
Margaret Brayton Margaret Brayton ... Mrs. Adams
Juanita Moore ... Miss Randall
Ray Foster Ray Foster ... Cliff Munster (as Raymond Foster)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Mrs. Ferguson
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Behind the locked gates and barbed-wire fences of a Los Angeles-area reformatory for wayward girls and unwed mothers, the inmates conceal a newborn baby boy from the institution's housemother and caretaker guards two weeks before Christmas to keep them from sending him to an adoption agency. They steal linens and bedsheets to make diapers, take shifts to care for the baby, and make Christmas presents from odds and ends and personal items to give little "Buddy" the Christmas none of them have ever had. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE STORY OF A TEEN-AGE FIRE-BOMB! LOOK OUT, SHE'S SET TO EXPLODE! (original three-sheet poster- all caps) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The only movie Martin Melcher produced in which his wife Doris Day, didn't star. See more »

Goofs

When Cuckoo removes the wooden box with the baby from the car, nothing is on the sides of the box; when the girls are taking care of him in their room, the evaporated-milk brand name emblazons the box's sides and end panels. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Munster: I haven't seen you in so long, I could eat you up. Eat you up like candy!
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Connections

Featured in Bikers, Blondes and Blood (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Green-Eyed Blonde
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Written by Joe Lubin
Sung by chorus
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A Decent 50's Drama
24 November 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Betsy Abel" (Melinda Plowman) is a teenage girl who has given birth to a baby outside of wedlock and because of that she is sent to a female boarding school until such time as a judge orders otherwise. While there she meets several other young women who have similar problems with society in general. One particular young lady goes by the name of "Green Eyes" (Susan Oliver) who has only a month or so until her release. As it so happens, Green Eyes has a boyfriend who visits her at the gate during curfew and together they plan on building a life together when she finally gets out. In the meantime though, another girl named "Cuckoo" (Norma Jean Nilsson) does something totally reckless which creates huge problems for everyone. Now rather than reveal any more of this movie I will just say that this was a fairly interesting drama which managed to illustrate a certain societal mindset that was prevalent during this period of time in the United States. Not all of it is flattering. Be that as it may, while the movie poster may indicate otherwise, this particular film isn't strictly focused on Susan Oliver's character as much as it is about several other people as well. The drama and the acting are both decent and as a result I have rated this movie accordingly. Slightly above average.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

14 December 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greeneyes See more »

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Arwin Productions See more »
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