Girl of the Night is a film drama starring Anne Francis, made in 1960 by Joseph Cates. It was based on a best-seller 1958 book by Harold Greenwald, The Call Girl.
|Girl of the Night|
|Directed by||Joseph Cates|
|Written by||Ted Berkman|
|Based on||The Call Girl|
by Harold Greenwald
|Produced by||Max Rosenberg|
|Cinematography||Joseph C. Brun|
|Edited by||Aram Avakian|
|Music by||Sol Kaplan|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|November 11, 1960|
A taxi driver picks up a woman running through the streets. Her name is Robin "Bobbie" Williams and, because she appears to be injured, she is taken to see a Dr. Mitchell in her apartment building, even though he is a psychologist.
Reluctantly, she reveals to Dr. Mitchell that she is a high-priced call girl. Bobbie agrees to a few sessions with the doctor and tells her story.
Her boyfriend, a man named Larry Taylor, was supposed to be protecting Bobbie on a job. Instead he sat in a bar, flirting with a young woman named Lisa, while an elderly john named Shelton repeatedly struck Bobbie with a cane.
Rowena Claiborne, who arranges "dates" for the prostitutes, persuades Lisa to join Bobbie on a night out with two wealthy clients. One of the men, Jason Franklin, claims to be offended when he discovers that these women are hookers. He intimidates Lisa, who recoils from him and falls through a window to her death.
Rather than sympathize, Larry is angry at Bobbie for costing them future earnings with Rowena. He physically assaults her. Bobbie is ashamed of her life and finds a job as a file clerk, hoping that no one in her office will discover the truth about her past.
- Anne Francis as Bobbie
- Lloyd Nolan as Dr. Mitchell
- Kay Medford as Rowena Claiborne
- John Kerr as Larry Taylor
- Arthur Storch as Jason Franklin, Jr.
- James Broderick as Dan Bolton
- Eileen Fulton as Lisa
- Julius Monk as Swagger
- Lauren Gilbert as Mr. Shelton
- Judy Tucker
- Noah Keen as Al
- René Enríquez as Ricardo
- Patricia Basch
- Jo Anna March as Lucy Worth
- Richard Bauman
- Louise Manning
- ^ Girl of the Night at IMDb
- ^ Ravo, Nick (2 April 1999). "Harold Greenwald, 88, Expert On Psychology of Prostitutes". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 February 2014.