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Release Date:
1 November 1956 (USA) See more »
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ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYBODY except parents with a guilty conscience! See more »
Plot:
Ginger Rogers get her teenage daughter (Betty Lou Keim) back from her ex-husband when she remarries and must win her love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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A really nice old B&W film about family relations. See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Ginger Rogers ... Nancy Fallon

Michael Rennie ... Jay Fallon

Mildred Natwick ... Grace Hewitt
Rusty Swope ... Larry Fallon
Lili Gentle ... Gloria, teenager at the races
Louise Beavers ... Willamay, Fallon's Maid
Irene Hervey ... Helen Sheldon McGowan
John Stephenson ... Eric McGowan, Dodie's Dad
Betty Lou Keim ... Dorothy 'Dodie' McGowan
Warren Berlinger ... Dick Hewitt
Diane Jergens ... Jane Hewitt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pattie Chapman ... Erna, Malt Shop Waitress (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Brewster, NY Cabbie (uncredited)
Wade Dumas ... Airport Porter (uncredited)
Gene Foley ... Soda Fountain Girl (uncredited)
Joan Freeman ... Teenager in Malt Shop (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Freddie Green (uncredited)
Sheila James Kuehl ... Teenager (uncredited)

Susan Luckey ... Madeleine Johnson (uncredited)
James O'Rear ... Mr. Heffernan (uncredited)
James Stone ... Pappy Smith, Speed Shop Owner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Brackett 
Edmund Goulding 
Walter Reisch 
Edith R. Sommer  play (as Edith Sommer)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald 
 
Film Editing by
William Mace 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Mary Wills 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Mary Wills .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound recordist
Harry M. Leonard .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 

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Runtime:
94 min | 90 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Initial casting proposals had Betty Grable playing the mother (a role which Betty turned down) and Tuesday Weld portraying the daughter.See more »
Quotes:
Nancy Fallon:No one is ever quite the way we want them to be - no one.Most of all, we ourselves are not. But you can't go on resenting people. The mother you wanted... you will have to be yourself for your children."See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pickup Alley (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
DodieSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A really nice old B&W film about family relations., 29 July 2000
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

"Teenage Rebel", released in 1956, was one of Ginger Rogers' last feature films, made when she was 45. It featured a couple of "future stars" (opening credits) Betty Lou Keim, as estranged daughter "Dodie" and Warren Berlinger as the nice kid "Dick" next door. As an interesting sideline, Betty Lou Keim only made 4 more movies over the next 3 years, then married Warren Berlinger in 1959, quit showbusiness, and has 4 children.

Dodie, 15, had been estranged from her mother for 8 years since her parents' divorce. Because her mother was the one who apparently had an "adulterous' relationship with the man she then married, Dodie's father was awarded custody. Since they traveled extensively, and had a home in NY, she had never been able to spend the court-ordered 3 weeks annually with her mother. At the age of 15, she was sent to her mother in California so that her father could secretly get married. It was obvious that she was unhappy being in California, resented her mother, resented her stepfather, and was generally angry with the world.

The movie is about Dodie's growth as a young adult, learning to fit in with normal teenagers, and learning how to accept her mother's love that she had rejected for so long. The story is done very well, and thgis movie is a good representation of 1950s B&W movies. I rate it a solid 7 of 10.

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