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The Girl Hunters (1963)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 16 July 1964 (UK)
Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Mickey Spillane (screenplay), Robert Fellows (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Spillane ... Mike Hammer
Shirley Eaton ... Laura Knapp
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Police Captain Pat Chambers
Guy Kingsley Poynter Guy Kingsley Poynter ... Dr. Larry Snyder
James Dyrenforth ... Bayliss Henry
Charles Farrell ... Joe Grissi
Kim Tracy Kim Tracy ... Nurse
Hy Gardner Hy Gardner ... Hy Gardner - the Columnist
Lloyd Nolan ... Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
Benny Lee Benny Lee ... Nat Drutman
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... Richie Cole
Bill Nagy ... Georgie
Clive Endersby ... Duck-Duck
Ricardo Montez ... Skinny Guy (as Richard Montez)
Larry Cross ... Red Markham
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Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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Trapped in the quicksand of love...Caught up in a nightmare of murder and intrigue!


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It was originally announced that this would be filmed in Dublin. See more »

Quotes

Laura Knapp: If I don't talk will you belt me one?
Mike Hammer: Hell, I never hit dames...
[Laura Knapp gives him a look of disbelief]
Mike Hammer: I always kick 'em!
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Referenced in Collateral Damage (2002) See more »

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another low budget Mike Hammer movie
16 March 2006 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

Mike Hammer (Mickey Spillane) is found drunk and passed out by a police cruiser in an alley; he's taken to excessive drinking since the abduction of his girlfriend and secretary Velma, and is no good to himself or anyone else. Given a second chance and a new license to carry his cannon like .45 by new-found friend and FBI agent Rickerby (Lloyd Nolan) he sets out to find Velma and in the process meets the beautiful Laura Knapp (Shirley Eaton) who he first sees in her bikini as she's getting a suntan on an inflated raft in her pool. She makes a good femme fatale and has a neat seduction scene with him in her dark living room one night. Rickerby puts Hammer on the trail of "The Dragon" (Larry Taylor) a Soviet killer who might be connected to Velma's disappearance as well. The plot is difficult to follow, names are tossed out, and the viewer's job is to try and connect the dots. The pace is all right, directed by veteran Roy Rowland, and Spillane, though he isn't Olivier, grows on you as the film heads into a surprisingly violent ending.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cacciatori di donne See more »

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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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