“There’s no such thing as a bad girl — not really bad. But sometimes when a group of you get together, you act just like the lemming: reckless and suicidal for no reason!”
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and foolhardy punks play “chicken” in their cars. 27-year-old Van Doren — who nearly busts the seams of her tight clothing:
— fared much better playing someone closer to her age in Sex Kittens Go to College (1960); here, she’s stuck mouthing rebellious jargon as though reading from a 1950s dictionary of slang. Strategic appearances by musical favorites Mel Torme and Paul Anka are worthless: weak-chinned Torme is utterly miscast as a tough guy:
and Anka (whose singing is lame) is insipid.
Only recommended for diehard Mamie Van Doren devotees, or fans of truly bad juvenile delinquent flicks.
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