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The Girl Hunters (1963)

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Novelist Mickey Spillane portrays his own creation, Mike Hammer, in The Girl Hunters. Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers (Scott Peters), who wants Hammer to extract some information out of a dying federal agent. This puts Mike on the trail of a subversive communist organization, the key to which seems to be sexy Laura Knapp (Shirley Eaton), the widow of a murdered senator. When Hammer determines that following this espionage trail may lead to relocating Velda, who might not be dead after all, he pursues matters with his usual fascistic tendency to pummel first and ask questions later. The Girl Hunters is the film in which Mike Hammer incapacitates an opponent by literally nailing the latter's hands to the floor. But that's kid stuff compared to the fate in store for the treacherous Laura Knapp. The Girl Hunters was filmed in its entirety in England.

Cast

Mickey Spillane
as Mike Hammer
Shirley Eaton
as Laura Knapp
Lloyd Nolan
as Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
Hy Gardner
as Himself
Scott Peters
as Pat Chambers
Guy Kingsley Poynter
as Dr. Larry Snyder
James Dyrenforth
as Bayliss Henry
Charles Farrell
as Joe Grissi
Kim Tracy
as The Nurse
Benny Lee
as Nat Drutman
Murray Kash
as Richie Cole
Bill Nagy
as Georgie
Richard Montez
as Skinny Guy
Larry Cross
as Red Markham
Tony Arpino
as Cab Driver
Hal Galili
as Bouncer
Nelly Hanham
as Landlady
Bob Gallico
as Dr. Leo Daniels
Francis Napier
as Detective
Larry Taylor
as The Dragon
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A miscast Spillane manages to stumble over his own lame dialogue.

September 19, 2005 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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