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High School Hellcats (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | June 1958 (USA)
A good girl is forced to join a dangerous all-girl high school gang, and only her waiter boyfriend and a caring female teacher can possibly help her before it may become too late.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Mark Lowell (story) (as Mark Lowell), Jan Englund (story) (as Jan Lowell) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne Lime ... Joyce Martin
Brett Halsey ... Mike Landers (as Bret Halsey)
Jana Lund ... Connie Harris, aka Connie Ross
Susanne Sidney Susanne Sidney ... Dolly Crane (as Suzanne Sydney)
Heather Ames Heather Ames ... Meg
Nancy Kilgas Nancy Kilgas ... Laurie
Rhoda Williams Rhoda Williams ... Trudy Davis
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... Roger Martin
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Linda Martin
Robert Anderson ... Police Lt. Manners
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Rip
Arthur Marshall Arthur Marshall ... Mr. Anderson
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Storyline

The Hellcats are an all-female gang bent on bucking authority and terrorizing the schools by doing things like having a bad attitude toward their teachers and parents. When Joyce, a new student, moves into the neighborhood, she draws the attention of The Hellcats. Desperate for acceptance and unhappy with her homelife, Joyce goes along with the gang, and is soon drinking, dancing and meeting boys. Can her parents stop her descent into depravity? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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...what must a good girl say to "belong"? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrera mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Production Co:

Indio Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released as the "B" Movie on a double-bill with A-Picture 'Hot Rod Gang (1958)' See more »

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Joyce crumples up the note from Mom, throws it in the fireplace, leans on the mantelpiece for a moment, then pushes herself away so hard that the entire fireplace shudders, causing a plant on it to shake, and revealing the entire fireplace wall to be a prop. See more »

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Featured in Heavy Petting (1989) See more »

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PEER PRESSURE - 1950's style (my rating is ***)
31 August 2000 | by machineelSee all my reviews

SUSANNE SIDNEY as "Dolly Crane" - see the pun in the name - steals the movie with her misplaced values (prides herself on teaching new girls how to steal). Would I be going too far to suggest there is a subliminal lesbian sado-masochist message in this campy romp? If ever I saw Freudian images, it was Dolly constantly playing with her knife, throwing it (which opened the credits) and gouging a tree while the "new" girl is ordered to make a date with another's girl boyfriend.


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