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The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 16 June 1960 (USA)
Two drifters contend with love and murder in a small town.

Director:

Charles R. Rondeau

Writer:

Jo Heims (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Halsey ... Bix Dugan
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Carrie Anders
Lowell Brown Lowell Brown ... Danny Winslow
Jack Elam ... Jesse
Selette Cole ... Peggy
Bill Coontz ... Bill Coontz (as William Coontz)
Emile Meyer ... Cal Anders
Andy Paris Andy Paris
Spencer Carlisle Spencer Carlisle
Joe Kelsey Joe Kelsey
Mabel Rea Mabel Rea
Bert Rumsey
Sed Cassaday Sed Cassaday
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Mugger in Train Yard
Nicholas King Nicholas King
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Danny, son of a wealthy family, is running away from home. He meets Bix, a long-time drifter, who agrees to "mentor" Danny. Danny's naivete leads him to commit gaffe after gaffe, leaving Bix to straighten things out. But when they stop in a diner in the next town, Bix finds himself attracted to the waitress, Carrie, and is forced to reexamine his whole drifting career. Meanwhile, Jesse (Jack Elam) goes around creeping everyone out. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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drifter | murder | alley | lynch mob | jail | See All (28) »

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Too Young to Know...Too Reckless to Care...

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young and the Damned See more »

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Mono
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The film was riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000 (season 6, episode 9, 1993). See more »

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When Danny rides in the truck to go after Blix, it briefly changes from a Dodge cab-over-engine type truck from the 1940's to a mid-1950's Dodge medium-duty C-Series conventional truck. See more »

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Carrie Anders: Pa doesn't know much about girls' clothes.
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MST3K Version: One of the Funniest Episodes Ever
7 July 2000 | by Don_MacSee all my reviews

A young man, named Danny, has run away from home and meets a drifter, named Bix, who agrees to tag along with Danny and watch out for him... and his money. They end up in a small town where they meet Carrie - a shy, naive girl working in her father's diner. Bix starts seeing Carrie but he plans on leaving soon (because he's a drifter, see? He's no good! Understand?). Meanwhile, the town creep, Jesse (played by a perfectly casted Jack Elam), keeps showing up at the diner and bothering Carrie. Danny keeps inadvertently picking up whores left and right (because he's loaded with money – he has almost a hundred dollars!) whom Bix has to constantly chase away (there are a lot of ambiguously gay overtones between Danny and Bix in this flick). Eventually, Bix and Danny decide to leave town but trouble is a-brewing, due to Jesse the creep.

My review of the movie itself: a terrible, dated "Troubled Youth" flick from the '50s.

My review of the MST3K version of the movie: I've got to say that this is one of the best episodes of MST3K ever. The riffing is dead-on, all the time. Except for the somewhat downbeat ending, this movie is easy material for Joel and the Bots, especially Danny's constant screw-ups that Bix has to rescue him from. The host segments are pretty good too, especially the segment with the `Train Song.' Hopefully, Rhino releases this episode to home video one day.


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