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321 Ratings

Party Girl

Directed by Nicholas Ray
United States, 1958
Film noir


Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realized that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gayle.

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Party Girl Directed by Nicholas Ray

Critics reviews

Ray was the opposite of an ‘aesthetic’ director; for him, style was always a tool for interrogating the wider social world. And I would suggest that what we have here is not an empty exercise in ornate visual excess, but rather one of American cinema’s most devastating critiques of McCarthyism.
May 26, 2015
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