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Girls of the Road

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Girls of the Road
1951 - State Theater Ad - 1 Apr MC - Allentown PA.jpg
1951 newspaper advertisement for Girls Under 21 and Girls of the Road
Directed byNick Grinde
Written byRobert Hardy Andrews
Produced byWallace MacDonald
StarringAnn Dvorak
Helen Mack
Lola Lane
Ann Doran
CinematographyGeorge Meehan
Edited byCharles Nelson
Music byMorris Stoloff
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.

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]


  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 Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Monush, Barry, ed. (2003). Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965 (section: Dvorak, Ann). Vol. 1. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 212–213. ISBN 9781557835512. 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). Vol. 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. ISBN 9780786434817. 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. Vol. 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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