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Little Ladies of the Night (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 January 1977
The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to ... See full summary »

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writers:

Ted Morgan (story), Hal Sitowitz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Lyle York
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Russ Garfield
Linda Purl ... Hailey Atkins
Clifton Davis ... Comfort
Carolyn Jones ... Marilyn Atkins
Paul Burke ... Frank Atkins
Lana Wood ... Maureen
Kathleen Quinlan ... Karen Brodwick
Vic Tayback ... Finch
Katherine Helmond ... Miss Colby
Dorothy Malone ... Maggie
Bibi Osterwald ... Matron
Sandra Deel Sandra Deel ... Mrs. Brodwick
David Hayward ... Brady
James Ray James Ray ... First Senator
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The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of underage girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight, but has had great difficultly escaping her pimp, and doesn't even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Despite looking the part of an underage girl, Linda Purl was twenty-one-years-old when this movie aired. See more »

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Graphic (for its time)
29 June 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This was a pretty disturbing TV movie about a young girl who runs away from home and is forced into a life of prostitution.

I saw this when I was in high school and I was really surprised at how graphic it was. It wouldn't be made today. Some might view this film as horribly exploitive--in fact it almost never played on TV! When ABC showed the film to its affiliates in 1977, quite a number said they would not show it. They felt it was TOO depressing and graphic. It was heavily edited (you can tell) and then released. The two sequences that have never left me are Purl being attacked by the other prostitutes and when a fat, ugly, slobbering man starts to undress her and has sex with her (off screen thankfully). Her reactions afterwards were just harrowing.

I do like it but it seems to go out of its way to shock you and has an ending that I didn't buy for one second. Still, it's one of the better 1970s TV teen movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Alley See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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