Colorama Feature, but "The Girl Hunters" is a black and white film! All future bets are off, and anything goes from here on out, and justifiably so! The snappy title theme was created by Phillip (Space Master X-7, Weasel While You Work) Green! Phillip also composed the music for 15 episodes of "The Huckleberry Hound Show, and 41 episodes of "Quick Draw McGraw!"
"The Girl Hunters" starts off with private detective Mike Hammer just starting to come out of a seven year drinking binge caused by the mysterious disappearance of his secretary/lover Velda! Even after he stops drinking, he still always has time for a Pabst Blue Ribbon or two!
Mike Hammer's got good taste in cars! This T-Bird looks so perfect that it looks like a Matchbook toy car!
And what do you know? Here's the Barbie Doll! Shirley Eaton two years before "Goldfinger" as Laura Knapp, the wife of a recently murdered Senator! Mike Hammer has some hard questions for her!
A lot of the time he's delivering his lines, Mickey has a pained expression on his face like this!
A lot of the people that Mike Hammer knows start dying off....
....One at a time!
Great bar scene! So what are you doing here Gringo? You are not welcome here!
I'd like you to meet my little brother Ice-P!
Uh, No thanks, you answered my questions just fine!
There's always time to have another beer! In real life, Mickey Spillane didn't drink any hard liquor or smoke, but he would have an occasional beer! Mike Hammer, on the other hand, was a different story!
Mickey/Mike has a pensive moment!
Mike and Laura have been getting along pretty swell, but just before they are ready to go to dinner, Mike finds a shotgun with the barrel shoved down into the dirt of a large potted plant! He explains to Laura in no uncertain terms, that if the shotgun was plugged up with dirt, it would explode in her pretty face, and that would be it!
Well, I'm sorry, I'm just a girl!
Mike Hammer is so pissed off that he cancels their dinner date! He doesn't want to eat with somebody that stupid!
Down at the local news stand while picking up his favorite magazine, it hits Mike in the face like a mackerel, and he puts a whole bunch of pieces of the puzzle together in his mind!
After almost getting killed, it's time to head back and talk to Laura with a whole new set of questions!
Laura's got a different answer for Mike this time!
While it's not as good as "Kiss Me Deadly" by a long shot, no matter what, it's fun to see an author act out a character he created on his own terms! Mickey Spillane passed away in the year 2006 at the age of 88, and he'll never be replaced! It's kind of hard to imagine him in this last shot, walking up to the door and offering up a copy of "The Watchtower!"