Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sorority Girl (1957)

Director: Roger Corman

Writers: Leo Lieberman, Ed Waters

Composer: Ronald Stein

Starring:  Susan Cabot, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, June Kennedy, Barbara Cowan, Fay Baker, Jeane Wood, Joan Lora, Jay Sayer, Beach Dickerson, Shirley Cleveland, Donna Leary, Laurine Hastings

More info: IMDb

Tagline: TINA - Too pretty to be good!

Plot:  A poor-little-rich-girl feels alienated by her mother and enacts a string of revenges on her fellow pupils at a girls' boarding school. However, she is outcast when one of her stunts nearly drives a girl to suicide.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  Nah.

You might be disappointed like me if you think this is going to be more exploitative like the title, poster and everything else suggests.  There is a little of that (especially in the spanking scene and subsequent cat fight...oh my) but it's mostly sorority drama.  That doesn't mean it's not entertaining, it is to a degree, but if you came for promises of college girls gettin' all nasty and such, you'll be let down.  I'm just trying to prepare you, that's all.  It's always great to see Dick Miller in anything and here's he's got a sizable and important role.  The acting across the board is pretty good and visually Corman keeps it from being dull.  I can't say I was bored at any time.  The hour running time plays in its favor.  Stretch this sumbitch out to 90 minutes and the boredom factor would definitely set in and ruin the picture.  If only more movies knew to be shorter for the integrity of the picture and the entertainment of its viewers.  

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