Typical Late 1950s "Troubled Youth" Melodrama, Notable for Vaughn's Presence
Robert Vaughn is almost the whole show in this predictable, yet mildly interesting little film. First Vaughn is drafted into the military, then loses his student deferment for arguing with the dean at the local college, sleeps late, fights with his girlfriend and parents, then is talked into robbing the local supermarket by a couple of misguided friends. The robbery (naturally) goes awry, and Vaughn escapes with the loot stuffed into his shirt and heads for a local dance hall. Well...you know what happens next, the money falls out onto the dance floor, causing a free-for-all. Vaughn escapes in a truck and plunges off a cliff while being chased by the law. Pretty strong moral there, although Vaughn's character apparently does live through the accident.
"No Time to Be Young" would be pretty much forgotten if not for Vaughn, in one of his first film roles. The remaining cast is not really notable, so Vaughn carries the film almost by himself, in a very good performance in an otherwise forgettable movie.
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