Problem Girls (1953)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Legendary German director E. A. DuPont didn't have much luck lining up worthwhile projects in Hollywood. DuPont's 1953 potboiler Problem Girls is set in a seedy private school for emotionally disturbed young women. The school's operator (Helen Walker), working in concert with the athletic instructor (James Seay), schemes to pass off a drug-addicted girl (Susan Morrow) as the heiress to an oil fortune. Luckily, school psychologist John Page (Ross Elliot) gets wind of the scheme; unluckily, this puts Page next in line on the villains' ever-mounting "hit list." Essentially an excuse to parade a group of buxom young starlets across the screen, Problem Girls was a far cry from such earlier DuPont films as Variety and Atlantic.

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aristocracy, con/scam, doctor/nurse, drugs, employment, examination [test], girl, heir, impersonation, inheritance, oil, role-switching, school, teacher, problems