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"Bad girl movies" are a subcategory of film noir labeled by latter-day movie buffs to describe the dark films of the 1940s and 1950s starring bad girls: beautiful women who were usually on the wrong side of the law. The movie posters to these films usually featured sexy artwork of the lady in question, posed seductively, and these images today in original posters and reproductions are as collected today, as are the films themselves are on VHS and DVD.

Women in prison films

Perhaps the ultimate bad girl movies are women's prison films with the women in question behind bars; the majority of these films were made well after the classical film noir period and include one of the more socially-conscious films of the genre, Why Must I Die?.

Classic "bad girl" performances

Among the classic "bad girl" performances are:

Others in the "bad girl" category include: Gloria Grahame, Dorothy Malone, Beverly Michaels, and Jane Randolph.

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