Bad girl movies

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"Bad girl movies" are a subcategory, mostly, although not exclusively, of films noir, labeled by latter-day movie buffs to describe dark films, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, but some earlier, and others later, starring provocative, scheming, sexy, usually beautiful but compelling even when not, women who were almost always on the wrong side of both the spirit and the letter of the law. The movie posters to these films usually featured sexy artwork of the actress, posed seductively. Currently, these images in original posters and reproductions are as valued as are the films themselves.

Such performances include:

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