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Girls on Probation Details


Warner Bros.' Girls on Probation was, and is, a potboiler, redeemed slightly by its cast. The fascinating, underused Jane Bryan stars as innocent young Connie Heath, who is falsely accused of theft by witchy Gloria Adams (Susan Hayward). Though Gloria withdraws her charge, the insurance company continues to persecute poor Connie, resulting in a charge of grand larceny. Championing her cause is crusading attorney Neil Dillon (Ronald Reagan), who gets Gloria off with probation. Alas, she resumes her friendship with "fast girl" Hilda Engstrom (Sheila Bromley), who was responsible for getting Connie into trouble in the first place. And there's still 30 minutes to go! Girls on Probation received plenty of airplay in the 1980s during the Reagan presidency then enjoyed a second life as a late-night mainstay of the Turner Classic Movies cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ronald Reagan
as Neil Dillon
Anthony Averill
as Tony Rand
Sheila Bromley
as Hilda Engstrom
Henry O'Neill
as Judge
Elizabeth Risdon
as Kate Heath
Sig Rumann
as Roger Heath
Dorothy Peterson
as Jane Lennox
Esther Dale
as Mrs. Engstrom
Arthur Hoyt
as Mr. Engstrom
Lenita Lane
as Marge
Brenda Fowler
as Head Matron
Jim Nolan
as Dave Warren
Nat Carr
as Pawnbroker
Janet Shaw
as Inmate
Glen Cavender
as Cop
Joseph Crehan
as Todd
Pierre Watkin
as Prosecuting Attorney
Carole Landis
Susan Hayward
as Gloria Adams
Fern Barry


Harry Seymour
William McGann
Bryan Foy
Crane Wilbur
Arthur Todd
Frederick Richards
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer