6.4/10
138
5 user 1 critic

Little Ladies of the Night (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 January 1977
The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to ... See full summary »

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writers:

Ted Morgan (story), Hal Sitowitz
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Lyle York
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Russ Garfield
Linda Purl ... Hailey Atkins
Clifton Davis ... Comfort
Carolyn Jones ... Marilyn Atkins
Paul Burke ... Frank Atkins
Lana Wood ... Maureen
Kathleen Quinlan ... Karen Brodwick
Vic Tayback ... Finch
Katherine Helmond ... Miss Colby
Dorothy Malone ... Maggie
Bibi Osterwald ... Matron
Sandra Deel Sandra Deel ... Mrs. Brodwick
David Hayward ... Brady
James Ray James Ray ... First Senator
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Teenage Julie Thurston has no wheels, so she hitchhikes to get around. Unfortunately, a psychopath is roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Dominique Dunne, Dick Van Patten, Katherine Helmond
A Last Cry for Help (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sharon appears to be a normal 17-year-old girl with good grades, many friends, and a wonderful personality--and a home life constrained by her parents' pressures on and expectations for her... See full summary »

Director: Hal Sitowitz
Stars: Linda Purl, Shirley Jones, Tony Lo Bianco
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Attendees at a horror-film convention in San Francisco keep disappearing. It turns out that the guest of honor is a real vampire, and his henchmen are kidnapping the convention guests. A ... See full summary »

Director: John Stanley
Stars: Jerry Walter, Dan Caldwell, Barrie Youngfellow
Children of the Night (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Fact-based drama about a sociology graduate (Kathleen Quinlan) who starts working with teen prostitutes in Hollywood. The film does not draw back on its depiction of the brutality that the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Nicholas Campbell, Mario Van Peebles
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Eve Plumb, Leigh McCloskey, Lynn Carlin
Swan Song (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A champion skier who pulled out of the Olympic games because of a mysterious illness decides to make a comeback.

Director: Jerry London
Stars: David Soul, Bo Brundin, Jill Eikenberry
State Fair (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Vera Miles, Tim O'Connor, Mitch Vogel
Prime Target (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In this crime drama, a NYPD detective looks into the deaths of several policewomen and discovers that she is to be the killer's next victim. In HD.

Director: Robert L. Collins
Stars: Angie Dickinson, Joseph Bologna, David Soul
Homeward Bound (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A divorced man and his estranged, incurably ill teenage son get together for a final summer vacation and they end up at the divorce's estranged father's vineyard where they try to reconsile their differences.

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Moosie Drier, David Soul, Barnard Hughes
Young Pioneers (TV Movie 1976)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Pilot for TV series of the same name released in 1978. The film told the tale of Molly and David Beaton, two teenage newlyweds, in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Stars: Roger Kern, Linda Purl, Robert Hays
Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie 1983)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A musician living in an apartment building likes to check out the residents of the building opposite him--until he finds out one day that an attractive woman in that building is checking ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: David Soul, Pam Dawber, Fionnula Flanagan
Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young girl in search of spiritual enlightenment joins a religious cult, and becomes the focus of a struggle between her family and the group.

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Katherine Cannon, Michael Parks
Edit

Storyline

The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of underage girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight, but has had great difficultly escaping her pimp, and doesn't even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite looking the part of an underage girl, Linda Purl was twenty-one-years-old when this movie aired. See more »

User Reviews

Diamond alley
23 December 2002 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Linda Purl is Hailey Atkins, a 14 year old runaway who becomes a prostitute in the stable of pimp Comfort (Clifton Davis). Hailey has left her parents because her mother Marilyn (Carolyn Jones) is jealous of the attention her husband Frank (Paul Burke) gives their daughter. Detective Russ Garfield (Lou Gosset) and Advisor Lyle ‘Stick' York (David Soul) try to help Hailey to get away from Comfort.

Purl looks too old to play a 14 year old and uses an inexpressiveness to convey youth. In comparison, she is easily out-performed by Kathleen Quinlan who plays the 15 year old experienced `lady' Karen Brodwick. However in one scene, where Hailey tells Lyle to stop helping her, there is a glimpse of the actress Purl is later to become.

The teleplay by Hal Sitowitz, suggested by an article by Ted Morgan, is presented as a morality tale, where Hailey resorts to prostitution when rejected by her mother, sought by the police as a minor who is a runaway which is against the law, and subjected to a pornography ring in a detection centre. Her mother describes Hailey's role as `another woman' to her husband, and prostitution is here given the slang `flatbacking'. The treatment also has Comfort's ladies represented by his number 1 Maureen (Lana Wood) rationalise his abuse as love, and in a perverse scene, when Hailey returns to him, he has his women seek physical revenge for her betrayal. However the one interesting touch is the unresolved future presented for Hailey.

Director Marvin J Chomsky gets a laugh from a policewoman role-calling Hailey after she tells Lyle her name, but regrettably makes Jones look unflattering.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Alley See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed