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William Castle’s 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS starring KATHY DUNN, LIN SUE MOON, MURRAY HAMILTON, HUGH MARLOWE and KHIGH DHEIGH

Ostensibly Castle's take on the Hitchcockian espionage subgenre, 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS delivers silly thrills, cheap scares (i.e., a cat is thrown onto our protagonist by a stagehand), and more double-crosses than you can shake a stick at. The plot concerns thirteen (actually, fifteen) girls from a Swiss boarding academy who go on holiday to London. The twist: all are daughters of top brass diplomats, each from a different country. The gimmick: all except our two main characters- 'Candy' Hull of America (Kathy Dunn) and Mai-Ling of China (Lynne Sue Moon)- were William Castle contest winners from such varied nations as Sweden, Australia, Liberia, and Argentina. Most of them have very few lines, if any, and while some have character names, most are billed in the credits simply by the nations they represent: "Venezuela." "Japan." "Canada." After a harrowing opening sequence involving Candy at the wheel of a bus, a rather large spider and a crash, Candy, wishing to save the neck of her dad's spy buddy Murray Hamilton, becomes an amateur spy herself. Code Name: Kitten. She accomplishes more in a few short days than the entire CIA has in the preceding year. She's spunky, she's zany, and she's thwarting World War III.

When asked about the romantic notions of spydom early in the film, Murray Hamilton explains that they're merely glorified poker players, bluffing at a fancy table with little knowledge of the big picture. Castle proceeds to draw parallels between the folly of nations and the vagaries of little girls– general fickleness, whiny phone calls, catty cliquishness, bellyaching about prior commitments, needlessly bitchy behavior, pretending to be a know-it-all: it's all par for the course for teenage girls... and world governments. The fearless, simple bravado with which Castle draws these parallels is nothing less than brilliant. And all in the name of entertainment. Castle strikes again!
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