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Girl of the Night

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Initial release  1960
Costume design  Theoni V. Aldredge
7.2/10 IMDb

Director  Joseph Cates
Cast  Anne Francis
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Similar  Anne Francis movies, Dramas

Girl of the Night is a film drama starring Anne Francis, made in 1960 by Joseph Cates. It was based on a best-seller written by Harold Greenwald, The Call Girl..

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Plot

A taxi driver picks up a woman running through the streets. Her name is Robin "Bobbie" Williams and, because she appears to be injured, she is taken to see a Dr. Mitchell in her apartment building, even though he is a psychologist.

Reluctantly, she reveals to Dr. Mitchell that she is a high-priced call girl. Bobbie agrees to a few sessions with the doctor and tells her story.

Her boyfriend, a man named Larry Taylor, was supposed to be protecting Bobbie on a job. Instead he sat in a bar, flirting with a young woman named Lisa, while an elderly john named Shelton repeatedly struck Bobbie with a cane.

Rowena Claiborne, who arranges "dates" for the prostitutes, persuades Lisa to join Bobbie on a night out with two wealthy clients. One of the men, Jason Franklin, claims to be offended when he discovers that these women are hookers. He intimidates Lisa, who recoils from him and falls through a window to her death.

Rather than sympathize, Larry is angry at Bobbie for costing them future earnings with Rowena. He physically assaults her. Bobbie is ashamed of her life and finds a job as a file clerk, hoping that no one in her office will discover the truth about her past.

Cast

  • Anne Francis (Bobbie)
  • Lloyd Nolan (Dr. Mitchell)
  • Kay Medford (Rowena Claiborne)
  • John Kerr (Larry Taylor)
  • Arthur Storch (Jason Franklin, Jr.)
  • James Broderick (Dan Bolton)
  • Eileen Fulton (Lisa)
  • Julius Monk (Swagger)
  • Lauren Gilbert (Mr. Shelton)
  • Judy Tucker
  • Noah Keen
  • René Enríquez
  • Patricia Basch
  • Jo Anna March
  • Richard Bauman
  • Louise Manning
  • References

    Girl of the Night Wikipedia


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