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Girl of the Night (1960)

Girl of the Night is about Bobbie (Anne Francis), a sensitive, lonely call girl who is manipulated and ultimately used by her madame, played by Kay Medford.

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Joseph Cates

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Ted Berkman (screenplay), Raphael Blau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Francis ... Robin 'Bobbie' Williams
Lloyd Nolan ... Dr. Mitchell
Kay Medford ... Rowena Claiborne
John Kerr ... Larry Taylor
Arthur Storch ... Jason Franklin Jr.
James Broderick ... Dan Bolton
Lauren Gilbert Lauren Gilbert ... Dan Shelton
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ... Lisa Mae Bailey
Julius Monk Julius Monk ... Swagger
Judy Tucker Judy Tucker
Noah Keen ... Al
René Enríquez ... Ricardo
Patricia Basch Patricia Basch
Jo Anna March Jo Anna March ... Lucy Worth
Richard H. Bauman Richard H. Bauman
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Based on a book by Dr.Harold Greenwald: The Call Girl a Social and Psychoanalytic Study. This film tells the story of a girl (Anne Francis) who becomes a high priced call girl. She is exploited by her madam (Kay Medford) until she finds a tough yet caring therapist (Lloyd Nolan) and straightens herself out. Written by Anonymous

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This book did not come easily to the screen. Its subject matter is admittedly explosive. Its theme is delicate. It is factual and therefore sometimes shocking. But the author, a distinguished psychologist, devoted himself seriously and with high purpose to what is, after all, a truth of life - and the producer of this picture has done likewise. It has been treated with restraint and understanding. All of it is authentic. There has not been a motion picture like it. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1961 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrodites tou poulimenou erota See more »

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Vanguard Productions (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Anne and 'Girl'
3 August 2006 | by Charles ReichenthalSee all my reviews

GIRL OF THE NIGHT is amazing in that it was produced at a time when such themes as are involved remained taboo. Yet, here it is...and it is a formidable film, with an exquisitely modulated performance by Anne Francis, whose beauty probably prevented her from being considered for some of the powerful roles she could have done easily.John Kerr is excellent as well, especially due to the fact that such a role is played against accepted thought of the period. Who could have envisioned a pimp so good looking. Kerr was a far better actor than his credits indicate -- he had proved his ability on stage AND screen in Tea and Sympathy. Lloyd Nolan, whose abilities grew stronger as he moved away from leads into supporting roles, is superior as the analyst (though his office hours in the same building are slightly askew). Dark and brooding and often brutal, this film would have been an award contender in later years. Now, it remains a wonderful artifact of an era when not everyone was holding back against the formulaic look at the world.


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