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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The mysterious girls of Village of the Giants- who were they?
Mood:  quizzical

The main cast of teenagers in Village of the Giants stayed pretty close to their respective groups. However, there are some background characters that worked their way into some scenes, and left me wondering who they were.

Here are a couple that have had me wondering for years (with a 'what if' regarding one of them):


1) The Motorcycle girl- She only appeared for a minute or so, but she was the first step in the plan to take down Fred before Mike and the hot rods showed up. There's nothing in the credits as to who she was, and when I even asked Bert I Gordon about her, he couldn't recall. My guess is that maybe she was a stuntwoman that was hired for the brief motorcycle scene.


2) The Basement girl- This girl had a bit more of a role, in that she traded dialogue with the main characters as Mike discussed a new plan to try and get the guns back, and save Nancy.

Actor Hank Jones was in this scene, and even provided us with a call sheet for the day this scene was filmed (this sheet can be found in our Information section on our homepage). However, this girl is the only one unaccounted for on the list for this scene. Hank's call sheet for the day of this scene doesn't give any other names, and even this scene in the original script just refers to this character as "Girl One."

Watching the scene recently, as well as an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, I think I may have come close to identifying this mysterious blonde. I believe she may be actress June Kenney, who appeared in two other Bert I Gordon films: Attack of the Puppet People, and Earth Vs The Spider (an image of June from Earth Vs The Spider can be seen in the image on the right. The mystery girl in Village of the Giants is the color image on the left).

I was listening to both girls speak in each film, and they sounded so similar, that I'm almost positive that June had an uncredited part in VOTG. Unfortunately, we don't know just what became of June, as her last documented appearance was in an episode of the television show, The Tall Man.


Just remember: if you have any information that could help us solve these mysteries, just drop us a line.

Posted by weird2/villageoftheg at 7:38 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 20 January 2010 7:39 PM CST
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