Secrets of a Sorority Girl


58m 1946

Brief Synopsis

Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 15, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Popular Linda Hamilton, president of Alpha Beta Sorority at Conover College, is on trial for killing a motorcycle policeman. On the stand, former reporter Paul Reynolds describes some of the events that led up to the death: After Paul and Linda meet at a party, Linda, who craves excitement, begs Paul to take her to various gambling clubs. Aware that she is the daughter of District Attorney John Hamilton, who is trying to stamp out illegal gambling in the city, club owner Nick Vegas secretly takes pictures of her playing roulette and drinking. Back in court, after a doctor testifies that Linda believed that she was suffering from the same illness that killed her mother and had only a year to live, Linda takes the stand and testifies: One night, she goes alone to Whitey King's gambling club. Later, Paul arrives and fights with Whitey. The fight is interrupted by a police raid, and Linda is knocked unconscious when she tries to escape. When she comes to, Paul tells her that she was driving away from the club and killed a pursuing motorcycle policeman with her car. Linda later tries to tell her father what happened, but the secret head of the gambling ring has already sent him the photographs of her gambling activities and demanded that he leave office. When Hamilton learns that Linda was in the car that killed the policeman, he orders her arrested. After the defense attorney and the doctor assure Linda that she is not going to die, she remembers Paul and Whitey carrying her to the car. She then recalls that Paul was driving when the policeman was killed. Then Whitey is called to the stand. Angered by Paul's attempt to frame Linda, Whitey confirms her story and reveals that Paul is the head of the gambling organization. After Paul shoots at Whitey, he is killed while trying to escape. Linda is then acquitted.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 15, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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