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Wild Youth & Gun Girls (1960)
WILD YOUTH (1960)
Frankie and Switch are tired of marking time in the State Honor Farm, so with the help of Frankie's sister, they bust out and hit the road. Their getaway car breaks down, leaving them stranded on a lonely desert highway. They manage to hitch a ride with a passing couple, but this isn't the stroke of good fortune it might seem: the man is a drug runner, carrying a brick of heroin from Mexico, and his "wife" is a junkie who is going through withdrawal! The kids part company with the druggies, but inadvertently steal their stash, which is hidden in chest cavity of a Mexican doll. With both the cops and the drug runner hot on their tail, things are about to get pretty wild for these wayward youth!
Cast: Carol Ohmart, Robert Arthur, John Goddard, Steve Rowland, Jan Brooks
Screenplay: Lester Wm. Berke
Director: John F. Schreyer
70 minutes, black & white, 4:3 full-frame, unrated
GUN GIRLS (1956)
Defying society and law! Girls without shame! A cautionary tale of youth gone astray in the concrete jungle, Gun Girls concerns a gang of teenage girls embarking on a crime spree of robberies and burglaries. A sleazy male fence profits from their stolen goods, while keeping the girls doped up on drugs and having his way with them. When a plan to rob a warehouse goes awry, the law closes in. Is there any hope for redemption of these lost souls?
Cast: Eve Brent, Timothy Farrell, Jean Ferguson, Jacqueline Park
Written & Directed: Robert C. Dertano
66 minutes, black & white, 4:3 full-frame, unrated
Quality: Good - Run time: 136 mins. Picture: Black & White
Format: 1.33:1 full frame Language: English U.S. Rating: Unrated