The Girl Hunters (1963)

Film details


Tough, private investigator Mike Hammer is brought in by the police after a seven year drunken binge to talk to Cole, a dying seaman, alias secret agent, shot with the same gun used to kill Senator Knapp. Cole provides a clue to the whereabouts of Velda, Mike's former girl friend and secretary who is missing and presumed dead. Mike sets out to find the murderer and Velda. Every clue leads to another murder and marks Mike as the next victim. Knapp's attractive widow, Laura seems disposed to help but he discovers she is implicated in an international gang led by the Dragon. Mike finally runs the Dragon to earth and leaves him to the mercies of the secret service. Returning to Laura, he tells her Velda is found. Shooting to kill, her rammed shotgun back-fires and Laura herself dies.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top