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Curfew Breakers (1957)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  22 March 1957 (USA)
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Police Lieutenant Lacey, with aid from Coach Bettger, heads a crack-down on dope-peddling to high-school athletes. One kid dies from an overdose, two more kill a gas station attendant in an... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Kelly ...
Police Lieutenant Lacey
Cathy Downs ...
Mrs. Bowman
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Coach Bettger
Sheila Urban ...
Julie Bishop
Byron Foulger ...
School Principal (as Byron Folger)
Alexander J. Wells ...
Anderson (as Alex Wells)
Jack Edwards ...
Dope Addict
Larry Getz ...
Dope Pusher
Roy Irwin ...
Coroner
Cullen Wheelas ...
Henry Younge Jr. ...
Hoodlum
Marilyn Madison ...
Amy
Michael Henry ...
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Police Lieutenant Lacey, with aid from Coach Bettger, heads a crack-down on dope-peddling to high-school athletes. One kid dies from an overdose, two more kill a gas station attendant in an aborted hold-up attempt to get money to buy dope, and a third dies in a fall in a condemned empty building while fleeing from the law. With the aid of some outraged students, the dope pusher is brought to justice. Sheila Urban plays a character named Julie Bishop. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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True Story of Narcotics Evil As It Confronts The Youth Of Today! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Music | Sport

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22 March 1957 (USA)  »

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A little good, a little bad...
25 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film is about drug problems among teens in an unnamed town. A lot of nice looking kids are out getting their thrills--and dying as a result. So it's up to the cops to try to work their way up the chain to the dealers supplying this stuff--and there is a lot of legwork and tree shaking to get the break they need.

This is a very uneven movie. On one hand, the excellent and under-appreciated actor Paul Kelly is in the film and, as usual, he does a good job--playing a strong-jawed detective in the Narcotics Unit. Also, the film has a lot of realism and a grittiness that I liked--making it seem like a cheap Film Noir movie. However, the film also has a lot of bad. The acting and dialog of many of the teenagers in the film is just terrible. Poor delivery, occasionally dumb characters (such as the guardian who is totally clueless) and wooden acting all the way. I think the good outweighs the bad, though, as the overall package isn't bad despite a very, very low budget and a lot of amateur actors. Sort of like a poor man's "Dragnet".


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