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Girls in the Night (1953)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | June 1953 (Austria)
A family's efforts to move out of a slum area into a better neighborhood is hampered when their son is accused of the murder of a local blind beggar.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Ray Buffum (screenplay), Ray Buffum (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harvey Lembeck ... Chuck Haynes
Joyce Holden ... Georgia Cordray
Glenda Farrell ... Alice Haynes
Leonard Freeman Leonard Freeman ... Joe Spurgeon (as Glen Roberts)
Patricia Hardy Patricia Hardy ... Hannah Haynes
Jaclynne Greene Jaclynne Greene ... Vera Schroeder
Don Gordon ... Irv Kellener
Anthony Ross ... Charlie Haynes
Emile Meyer ... Police Officer Kovacs (as Emile G. Meyer)
Susan Odin Susan Odin ... Hilda Haynes
Tommy Farrell ... Frankie (as Tommie Farrell)
Paul E. Burns ... 'Blind' Fred Minosa
John Eldredge ... Judge
Alan Dexter ... Police Lt. Meyers
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... McGinty
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Storyline

A morbid and rugged look at life in the tenements of New York City. Chuck Haynes and his girl friend, Georgia Cordray, plan to rob a fake beggar of a supposed fortune, But Irv Kellener and his girl friend have the same idea also, and get there first, but end up killing the old man. And Chuck and Georgia are the prime suspects. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE SHADOWS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1953 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Filles dans la nuit See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Off-screen narrator Jeff Chandler introduces "new Universal-International personalities" Patricia Hardy, Harvey Lembeck, Joyce Holden, Leonard Freeman (as Glen Roberts), Don Gordon and Jaclynne Greene at the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Follows City Across the River (1949) See more »

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Campy flick of J.D.'s of the slums is a winner
22 August 2000 | by banseSee all my reviews

I saw this so called "B" film on the same bill as City Across the River in the early 1950's and I enjoyed both films. I liked the performances of the players particularly that of promising newcomer Jaclynne Greene who played the part of Vera. She really chewed up the scenery as a plain Jane (they called her "Ugly") and she was fond of one of the thugs. Of course they get into trouble when a murder takes place. Although the plot is thin it is fun watching these players ramble through the darkly lit city streets in what I consider a camp classic. I often wonder what happend to Jaclynne Greene and her career? I also wish that this Universal-International film was on video as I would like to see it again.


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