Friday, January 27, 2017

Mystery Movie: TEENAGE RUNAWAYS (1974)

In June 1974, Hallmark Releasing put out something called TEENAGE RUNAWAYS, an obvious cash-in on a then-topical subject, with a tag line that rips from a well-known television PSA ("It's 10 P.M. Do you know where your children are?"). In the ads above (Louisville, KY) and below (Pittsfield, MA) -- both dated June 21, 1974 -- the second feature is ASYLUM EROTICA, a.k.a. Fernando Di Leo's LA BESTIA UCCIDE A SANGUE FREDDO/THE BEAST KILLS IN COLD BLOOD, which Hallmark had previously released as SLAUGHTER HOTEL.

Earlier in June of '74, the film played in York, PA on a triple bill with DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT and TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE.

Since it appears to have been booked only with horror movies, we're guessing this is another title for either HORROR HOSPITAL or WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? It could also be LAS AMANTES DEL DIABLO/THE LOVERS OF THE DEVIL, which Hallmark submitted to the MPAA for re-rating (PG) in 1973 as NIGHT OF THE DEVILS. Both that film and another Hallmark release, FOURSOME a.k.a. SWEET AND SEXY, are about people searching for their missing sisters, so we now have four possibilities. Does anyone recognize the actress in the ad?

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