Paula Parkins (Jean Moorhead) is the spoiled-rotten daughter of socialite parents. Bored, she forms a gang of teenage girls who terrorize their small community. Striking late at night, the young women rob gas stations, commit acts of vandalism and sexually assault young men while living double lives as picture perfect students and obedient daughters. Paula's father, the editor of the town newspaper, uknowingly tips her off to inside police information, keeping the gang ahead of the law. The Violent Years, a moralist's statement of parental complacency and upper class ennui, is a smoke-and-mirrors portrait of good girls gone bad. This exploitation classic was written, as only he could, by the legendary Edward D. Wood, Jr.

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The Violent Years (1956)

Unrated

Action/Adventure/Drama · 1h 5m

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Teenage killers...fearing no law...taking their thrills without shame!

Description

Paula Parkins (Jean Moorhead) is the spoiled-rotten daughter of socialite parents. Bored, she forms a gang of teenage girls who terrorize their small community. Striking late at night, the young women rob gas stations, commit acts of vandalism and sexually assault young men while living double lives as picture perfect students and obedient daughters. Paula's father, the editor of the town newspaper, uknowingly tips her off to inside police information, keeping the gang ahead of the law. The Violent Years, a moralist's statement of parental complacency and upper class ennui, is a smoke-and-mirrors portrait of good girls gone bad. This exploitation classic was written, as only he could, by the legendary Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Del Productions, Headliner Productions
Cast
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Jean Moorhead

Paula Parkins
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Barbara Weeks

Jane Parkins
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Arthur Millan

Carl Parkins
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Theresa Hancock

Georgia
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Joanne Cangi

Geraldine
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Gloria Farr

Phyllis
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Glenn Corbett

Barney Stetson (as Glen Corbett)
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Lee Constant

Sheila
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I. Stanford Jolley

Judge Clara
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Timothy Farrell

Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
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F. Chan McClure

Det. Artman
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Bruno Metsa

Manny
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Harry Keaton

Doctor (uncredited)
Crew
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William Morgan

Director
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Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Violent Years

(DVD)

11/18/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Violent Years/Girl Gang

(DVD)

4/24/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

The Violent Years

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/21/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

The Violent Years

(Blu-ray)

1/30/2024

Disc Title Front Cover

The Violent Years

(DVD)

3/20/2007

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