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Girl 27 (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 27 July 2007 (USA)
The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director:

David Stenn

Writer:

David Stenn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Douglas Patricia Douglas ... Herself - Girl 27
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby Peggy ... Herself (as Peggy Montgomery)
Richard W. Bann Richard W. Bann ... Himself - Hal Roach Historian (as Richard Bann)
Kelly Brown Kelly Brown ... Himself - Son of William JF Brown
Ned Comstock Ned Comstock ... Himself - USC Archivist
Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Dorothy Dandridge ... Herself (archive footage)
Buron Fitts Buron Fitts ... Himself - Los Angeles Country District Attorney 1928-1940 (archive footage)
Jodie Foster ... Herself (archive footage)
Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Oliver Hardy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean Harlow ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack La Rue ... Himself (archive footage)
Stan Laurel ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Lewis ... Herself - Daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

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For 70 years, money and power buried the truth... See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Twenty-Seven See more »

Filming Locations:

Affton, Missouri, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TLR Productions See more »
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Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the Vanity Fair article that this feature documentary film is based on was is "It Happened One Night...at MGM". The film's writer-director David Stenn is also the author of this published piece. See more »

Connections

Features Chess-Nuts (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Your Little Who Zis
Written by Ben Bernie, Al Goering, and Walter Hirsch
Published by Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
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A reply to mravenwud
21 May 2008 | by nancytribeSee all my reviews

This is in response to mravenwud's comment. You say that "girls are incredibly naive about men's sexuality" and that "they should not let themselves be left alone EVER in a place where there are men drinking". Why are you placing the blame for what happened to Patricia Douglas on her own shoulders? Are you saying that men are all naturally rapists, and that if women don't guard themselves carefully, they can expect to be violated? That does a disservice to both men and women, in my opinion.

Attitudes like this are part of the reason why it is so heartbreakingly difficult, even today, for people who have been raped to come forward with their stories. Patricia Douglas didn't do anything wrong. She didn't "let herself" get raped-- she WAS raped.


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