Girls of the Road

Girls of the Road is a 1940 American action film, based on an original screenplay by Robert Hardy Andrews, directed by Nick Grinde,[1] and produced by Wallace MacDonald.

Girls of the Road
1951 newspaper advertisement for Girls Under 21 and Girls of the Road
Directed byNick Grinde
Produced byWallace MacDonald
Written byRobert Hardy Andrews
StarringAnn Dvorak
Helen Mack
Lola Lane
Ann Doran
Music byMorris Stoloff
CinematographyGeorge Meehan
Edited byCharles Nelson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The main characters of the 61–minute Columbia Pictures feature film were ten female "hobos", portrayed by Ann Dvorak (Kay),[2][3] Helen Mack (Mickey), Lola Lane (Ellie), Ann Doran (Jerry), Marjorie Cooley (Irene), Mary Field (Mae), Mary Booth (Edna), Madelon Grayson (Annie), Grace Lenard (Stella), and Evelyn Young (Sadie).[4][5] Male actors in the films included Bruce Bennett (Officer Sullivan),[6] Eddie Laughton (Footsy), and Don Beddoe (Sheriff).[7]

References

  1. Quinlan, David (1983). The Illustrated Guide to Film Directors (section: NICK, Grindé). Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 212–213. ISBN 9780389204084. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  2. Rice, Christina (2013). Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel. University Press of Kentucky. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  3. Monush, Barry, ed. (2003). Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965 (section: Dvorak, Ann). 1. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 212–213. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  4. Gryzb, Amanda (2004). Levinson, David (ed.). Encyclopedia of Homelessness (section: Images of Homelessness in Narritive Film, History of). 1. Sage. p. 291–295. ISBN 9780761927518. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  5. The New York Times Film Reviews. The New York Times. 1940. p. 1722. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  6. Lentz, Harris (2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland & Company. p. 29. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books.
  7. Maltin, Leonard (2015). Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition. 1. Penguin Books. p. 204. ISBN 9780698197299. Retrieved 15 October 2017 via Google Books. Conventional, barely believable, but starts out with some real punch.
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