Party Girl
Party Girl (1958)

Robert Taylor stars in director Nicholas Ray's Party Girl as the traditional Ray anti-hero: a criminal lawyer who's a little bit of both. Fronting for Chicago gang boss Lee J. Cobb during the late 1920s, Taylor manages to get… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: February 26, 1992
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Taylor and Charisse have never been better, and rarely has Ray's theme of two flawed individuals trying to strike a symmetrical balance achieved a more beautiful and convulsive expression.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

There is little that is novel or exciting about this Party Girl, despite her trappings or the occasional gunplay that surrounds her.

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TV Guide

A hard-hitting crime drama.

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TIME Magazine

Unfortunately, the picture's plot (good girl helps bad guy go straight) fits the mood like a concrete overshoe, and the more than generous serving of cheesecake is pretty soggy stuff.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

The CinemaScope and Metrocolor production gives the film a regal feeling that is at odds with the edgy, dangerous setting.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a honey of a film, never mind the superficial flaws.

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Time Out

As in all Ray's films, ideas and emotions are transformed into stunning visuals.

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Steve Crum

MGM exploitation flick starring Robert Taylor and Cyd Charisse near close of their careers.


The two leads are great at displaying vulnerability around each other, but it's Cobb's role as the gangster boss that steals the acting honours.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Party Girl is a negligible mess whose biggest obstacle is itself and its inability to figure out what it wants to be. At points its a mob movie, nothing as… More