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Sensation Hunters (1945)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 October 1945 (USA)
A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Dennis J. Cooper (screenplay), John Faxon (based on story "Party Girl" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Danny Burke
Doris Merrick ... Julie Rogers
Eddie Quillan ... Ray Lawson
Constance Worth ... Irene
Isabel Jewell ... Mae
Wanda McKay ... Helen
Nestor Paiva ... Lew Davis
Byron Foulger ... Mark Rogers
Vince Barnett ... Agent
Minerva Urecal ... Edna Rogers
Janet Shaw ... Katie Rogers
Lyle Talbot ... Randsll
William Newell ... Master of Ceremonies
The Rubenettes The Rubenettes ... Dancing Ensemble
Johnson Brothers Johnson Brothers ... Johnson Brothers
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Storyline

A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

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Taglines:

THE DRAMA OF A GIRL'S DEGREDATION...through the evil influences of a SOUL-DESTROYING POWER! (original ad - several caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club Paradise See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the Monogram feature film package was first sold to television circa 1948, this one was initially shown under its original title, i.e. Sensation Hunters, but when Monogram's 1933 film of the same title was sold to television about two years later, the title of this one was changed to "Club Paradise" in order to avoid confusion between the two. See more »

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Performed by Jack Kenny and Lewis Belin
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B-Movie B-Girl
17 September 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Doris Merrick lives at home and has a job at a defense plant. She wants more, and falls for Robert Lowery. He looks like a big roller at a local club and she falls hard. When he disappears, she goes out with trumpeter Eddie Quillan who tries to impress her. They wind up in jail. Her father bails her out, gives her a suitcase with her clothes and tells her not to come back. She goes to work at the club, and various hard-up relatives come by for money -- she has a lot of crumpled-up $5 bills.

It's a cheap, tawdry Monogram picture, but director Christy Cabanne makes that work in this story of the downfall of a girl, who wanted more and settled for cash. I've been looking at a lot of Japanese movies set in the same, tawdry world, shomin-gekki about poor people in a tough world, and it fits right into that sort of genre. The difference is that in Japan, it was an A genre, with major stars; in the US, with minor actors and actresses, it's set in a world where the big movies are all film noir. Here, it's a cheap and tawdry genre with the directors fallen from once-haughty levels.... and it all works.


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