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Satan's School for Girls (1973)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 19 September 1973
A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a Satanic cult.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Arthur A. Ross (as A.A. Ross)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pamela Franklin ... Elizabeth
Kate Jackson ... Roberta
Lloyd Bochner ... Delacroix
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Debbie (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Roy Thinnes ... Clampett
Jo Van Fleet ... Headmistress
Cheryl Ladd ... Jody (as Cheryl Stoppelmoor)
Frank Marth ... Detective
Terry Lumley Terry Lumley ... Martha
Gwynne Gilford ... Lucy
Bill Quinn ... Gardener
Ann Noland Ann Noland ... Kris
Bing Russell ... Sheriff
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Elizabeth Sayers enrolls at Salem's School for Girls, her dead sister's alma mater, in Salem, Mass. to investigate why her sister, Martha, was mysteriously hanging from a 12-foot ceiling beam at the girls' West Coast home. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pikeskolen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Jackson took on the role of the dean in the 2000 TV remake. See more »

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Roberta pours Elizabeth a giant glass of wine when she arrives at school but not enough wine is missing from the bottle to explain the amount in the glass. See more »

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the lukewarm touch of evil...
7 October 2005 | by Jonny_NumbSee all my reviews

With good intentions and a title that's impossible to live up to, this early-70's movie of the week finds its strength in scattered moments of suspense and performances that give the hammy material every chance to transcend its lower tier. A pre-"Legend of Hell House" Pamela Franklin (cute as a button, a dead ringer for Thelma from "Scooby-Doo") infiltrates a girl's school to try to find out why her sister committed suicide; she is aided in her quest by a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Kate Jackson. The adults are, like, squaresville, and the student body seems to be harboring some far-out secret, which leads to a totally unsatisfying climax. The restrictions of network television show throughout–despite being set in an all-girls school, there is no flesh on display (not even skimpy negligee), and instead of throat-slashings, we have to make do with death by bamboo sticks.


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