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The Girl Hunters [DVD] [1963]

  • SKU: 25666332
  • Release Date: 10/21/2014
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with Mickey Spillane historian Max Allan Collins
    • Vintage on camera interview with Mickey Spillane
    • Vintage interview with Shirley Eaton
    • Original trailer


    The Girl Hunters
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Mickey Spillane
      Mickey Spillane - Mike Hammer
    • Shirley Eaton
      Shirley Eaton - Laura Knapp
    • Lloyd Nolan
      Lloyd Nolan - Art Rickerby
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      Hy Gardner - Himself
    • Image coming soon
      Scott Peters - Pat Chambers

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Scorpion Releasing does right by this lost gem

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      Mickey Spillane himself throws his fedora into the ring and plays his own creation Mike Hammer in perhaps the most faithful Hammer adaptation filmed. Hammer is essentially a private eye version of his own creator, a big framed WW2 veteran who's sense of justice has been crossed sending him barreling through New York City with his trusty .45 and plenty of attitude so no troubles performance-wise in a film that also has a noteworthy performance from Shirley Eaton who's famous for playing the ill-fated Jill Masterson in Goldfinger. With a limited run of only 2000 copies printed and sporting a crisp transfer with some minor scratches and debris here and there plus some great special features this is highly recommended for fans of Spillane's works.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mickey Spillane

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      Solid, 50's style detective. Mickey Spillane wrote and starred in this film; he had talent. Black and White and real entertaining. LLoyd Nolan wasn't bad either.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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