The Violent Years

USA 1956. Dir William Morgan.

With Jean Moorhead and Barbara Weeks. 56 min.

Set in status-conscious mid-50s Los Angeles, and from a screenplay by the one and only Edward D. Wood, Jr. (Plan 9 from Outer Space, 1959) comes a rare girl gang B-movie The Violent Years. As an act of rebellion, spoilt teenage daughter Paula becomes a thrill seeker and turns to crime together with her gang of untamed high school girlfriends. These girls might look sweet and innocent in their California sports styles of tight sweaters, pointy bras, waspy waists and sneakers but don’t let their pretty faces fool you, as they are really cold-hearted criminals, and out to do anything that’s bad.