Ed Wood Series – Part 2 – The Violent Years

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10-9-56, Abilene, TX

Roy Reid’s Headliner films unleashed the Wood-written The Violent Years Directed by William Morgan. Although not a full on Wood film, this had a lot of his unique style. A JD Criminal Underworld story with a few kinks thrown in, the film was a very good programmer for the Drive Ins and Exploitation friendly theaters. Many know of it’s appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000, but there are those (like me) who would rather see it without the running comedy.

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5-4-56, Toledo – once again at the Palace!

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6-8-57, Kittanning, PA

By this time, a distributor hooked the Violent Years with The Desperate Women, a Roadshow flick co-starring Eve Meyer with camera work by the soon to be famous Russ Meyer!

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6-15-57, New Castle, PA

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11-1-57, Bristol, PA

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10-9-61, Weirton, West Virginia – Although the Rock and Roll trend was said to have been passed away, it was still bankable at the B-houses and Drive Ins with the DGs (Degenerates) of the area.

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10-11-62, Lawton, OK – Once again with a full on Ed Wood film, this time the Proto-Roughie The sinister Urge!!!

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1-17-64, Chicago at the Monroe, the low price Downtown theater that showed films perfect with this blog!

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This would be AKA Female and Teenage Girl Gang…on the lookout for those titles!

Still, the best DVD for this film is the Violent Years/Girl Gang Drive In Disc by Something Weird Video!

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~ by screen13 on October 11, 2015.

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