Lee J. Cobb,
Against an obscure, baroquely stylized locale almost arbitrarily tagged "Chicago in the early thirties," Ray creates a surreal atmosphere of exoticism and violence. Robert Taylor and Cyd Charisse are well cast against type as a gangland lawyer and a lounge singer/call girl who rebel against an underworld "family" of which mobster Lee J. Cobb is the formidable father. As in other Ray films (They Live by Night, Rebel Without a Cause), love in the context of a brutal society becomes l'amour fou; but in no other film does "normality" approach the hellish insanity of Party Girl.
- 'Scope 35mm
- 99 mins
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The cinema is Nicholas Ray (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 2003
The films of Nicholas Ray (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1973
[Party girl] (book excerpt)
[Nicholas Ray films] (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group
La réponse de Nicholas Ray (article), Fereydoun Hoveyda
[Nicholas Ray films] (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England)
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