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Girls on the Loose (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | April 1958 (USA)
Vera (Mara Corday) runs a nightclub that's really a front for her secret operation: an all-female crime ring that's been pulling off heist after heist. The gang does a major job with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Henreid

Writers:

Alan Friedman (screenplay), Alan Friedman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mara Corday ... Vera Parkinson
Lita Milan ... Marie Williams
Barbara Bostock Barbara Bostock ... Helen Parkinson
Peter Mark Richman ... Police Lt. Bill Hanley (as Mark Richman)
Joyce Barker Joyce Barker ... Joyce Johanneson
Abby Dalton ... Agnes Clark
Jon Lormer ... Doctor
Ronald Green Ronald Green ... Danny
Fred Kruger Fred Kruger ... Mr. Grant
Paul Lambert ... Joe
Monika Henreid Monika Henreid ... Lilly, (the cigarette girl) (as Monica Henreid)
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Storyline

Vera (Mara Corday) runs a nightclub that's really a front for her secret operation: an all-female crime ring that's been pulling off heist after heist. The gang does a major job with the help of Agnes (Abby Dalton), a new recruit and insider with access to a bank's payroll. But then the nervous Agnes threatens to squeal, so Vera has her rubbed out. And when Vera's good-girl sister, Helen (Barbara Bostock), starts dating suspicious policeman Bill (Mark Richman), Vera gets really cutthroat.

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Girl gangs that stop at nothing!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take Five from Five See more »

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Jewell Enterprises Inc. See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Soundtracks

Just a Step Away from Heaven
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
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How Paul Henreid ever got mixed up directing exploitation B-flicks, one may never know...
30 January 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Group of wayward women pull off a daring heist and bury the loot, but when the ringleader's little sister becomes romantically involved with "a flatfoot", the other girls get impatient for their pay-off. Classy actor Paul Henreid proves not to be very adept directing other actors, but in the case of "Girls on the Loose" he can be forgiven as nobody on-screen proves to have any acting talent. Heavy-lidded, tough-talking Mara Corday's slight resemblance to Gina Gershon provides some amusement, as does the brittle-as-nails dialogue. Still, this Universal programmer is mercilessly padded (even at just 77 minutes) with nightclub numbers, idle chit-chat, drunk routines, and a cat fight to the death! Too bad it isn't exciting, suspenseful, or well-made. *1/2 from ****


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