5.5/10
172
8 user 3 critic

Reform School Girl (1957)

A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writer:

Edward Bernds
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Reform School Girl (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Donna is sent to a reform school to take the fall for bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Aimee Graham, Teresa DiSpina, Matt LeBlanc
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

Director: Tom DeSimone
Stars: Linda Carol, Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three teenagers with troubled families are unable to adjust at home and in high-school. Tempted with an easy, carefree life they soon pass from misdemeanors into serious crime - and will suffer for it. Sometimes, repentance comes too late.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Marla English, Gloria Castillo, Mary Ellen Kay
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
Stars: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Fay Spain, Steven Terrell, John Ashley
Sorority Girl (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A poor-little-rich-girl feels alienated by her mother and enacts a string of revenges on her fellow pupils at a girls' boarding school. However, she is outcast when one of her stunts nearly drives a girl to suicide.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Susan Cabot, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria Castillo ... Donna Price
Ross Ford ... David Lindsay
Edd Byrnes ... Vince (as Edward Byrnes)
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Jackie Dodd
Jan Englund Jan Englund ... Ruth
Yvette Vickers ... Roxy
Helen Wallace ... Mrs. Trimble
Donna Jo Gribble Donna Jo Gribble ... Cathy Durand
Luana Anders ... Josie Brigg
Diana Darrin ... Mona
Nesdon Booth Nesdon Booth ... Deetz
Wayne Taylor Wayne Taylor ... Gary Metusek
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee ... Blonde
Jack Kruschen ... Mr. Horvath
Linda Rivera Linda Rivera ... Elena Hernandez
Edit

Storyline

A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Caged boy-hungry wildcats gone mad! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mannstoll und gefährlich See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carmel Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sally Kellerman and Luana Anders become very close during filming, and remained inseparable until Anders' death. See more »

Quotes

Jacky: If there's anything I like better on a hot day, it's a cool chick!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Reform School Girls (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good movie
30 January 2010 | by xnet95See all my reviews

I was expecting some cheesy, low budget, morality infomercial, but this movie was very touching and did a great job of making me care about the main characters, especially Donna. I think Gloria Castillo was a good choice to play Donna. She came across as an all-American girl who found herself in bad situations that became overwhelming. Plus, she was very pretty and easy to look at. This role was similar to her part as Ruby in Night of the Hunter, where she was a lost, teenage orphan that needed to be loved. Anyway, Gloria Castillo's performance really sucked me into Donna's world and made me care about her.

Was this film perfect? No, of course not. Some of the problems I had with it: 1) Why would Donna's uncle be afraid of some young punk - not very realistic? 2) I found the "code of silence" thing to be very frustrating. It was acceptable up to a point, but when you are facing possible death, self-preservation would kick-in and make you say or do anything to stay alive. I couldn't believe that Donna or her friend didn't "squeal" after having a baseball bat thrown at them by Jethrine (Sally Kellerman - boy, did she look AWFUL!). Again, not very realistic. 3) The newspaper article that said Donna was the one who informed the authorities about the blond girl being involved with certain crimes is ridiculous! Think about it - a person tries to be a good citizen and reports a crime and then the newspapers tell the whole world you're an informant! I wasn't alive in 1957, but I seriously doubt this would happen. What would Joe Friday say about that!?!


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed