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Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  November 1955 (USA)
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A delinquent girl involves an innocent friend in an armed robbery followed by a jail-break and hostage-taking with her equally delinquent boyfriend.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Cook ...
Mike Denton
Molly McCart ...
Terry Marsh (as Mollie McCart)
Sue England ...
Jane Koberly
Frank Griffin ...
Benjamin David 'Ben' Grant
James Bell ...
Thomas Paul Grant
Kay Riehl ...
Sarah Wayne Grant
Guy Kingsford ...
Mr. Koberly
Larry J. Blake ...
State Police Sgt. Connors (as Larry Blake)
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A propaganda film intended to highlight the growing problem of juvenile crime. Jane Koberly, present during a robbery, is falsely convicted of being an accessory. While being taken with her companion, Terry Marsh, to an industrial school on the week of Thanksgiving, Terry's boyfriend springs them both. With the police hot on their tail, they take over a farmhouse and terrorize the family within (the Grants) while waiting for a co-conspirator to arrive with money and transport. While waiting, the boyfriend becomes more psychotic as Terry starts putting the moves on the Grants's son (to make some kind of point), and Mr. Grant takes solace from the Bible. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Shocking Drama of Today's Teenage Terror! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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November 1955 (USA)  »

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Jail Bait  »

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Jane Koberly: You're dirt, Terry. He'd never touch you!
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Three teenage "delinquents" draw an innocent into their web of misbehavior and head for the hills and further misadventures.
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This is a very worthwhile diversion. Tommy Cook overacts all over the place, but it does provide many enjoyable chuckles. Molly McCart does a fine job as Terry and deserved a successful career based on the talent she displayed here. While Sue English as Jane portrayed her character satisfactorily, the role did not require much of a stretch. Given her obvious attractiveness, I am surprised I was not previously aware of this actress! This production must have had an "in" with the Griffiths Observatory, as they were certainly given full access to the site! Recommended fun! James Bell,the farmer, is immediately recognizable from the dozens of TV and film roles he's had over the years!


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