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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.

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Credited cast:
Patricia Douglas ... Herself - Girl 27
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Herself (as Peggy Montgomery)
Richard Bann ... Himself - Hal Roach Historian
Kelly Brown ... Himself - Son of William JF Brown
Ned Comstock ... Himself - USC Archivist
... Herself (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
Buron Fitts ... Himself - Los Angeles Country District Attorney 1928-1940 (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... 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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The DVD for the film includes as a bonus feature the short ten minute one-reeler Hollywood Extra Girl (1935). See more »

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Features Call Her Savage (1932) See more »

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Written by Rube Bloom and Ted Koehler
Performed by Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears and Buck and Bubbles
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A reply to mravenwud
21 May 2008 | by See 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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