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The Cool and the Crazy (1958)

 |  Drama  |  March 1958 (USA)
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High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Marlowe ...
Bennie Saul
Richard Bakalyan ...
Jackie Barzan
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Amy
Dickie Jones ...
Stu Summerville (as Dick Jones)
Shelby Storck ...
Det. Lt. Sloan
Marvyn J. Rosen ...
Eddie (the pusher)
Caroline von Mayrhauser ...
Miss Ryan (teacher)
Ken Plumb ...
Marty (a teenager)
Robert Hadden ...
Charles 'Cookie' Tyler
Joe Adelman ...
Desk Sgt. Harry
John Hannahan ...
Drunk teenager
James Newman ...
Det. Sgt. Myers
Jackie Storck ...
Amy's mother
Leonard Belove ...
Amy's father
John Quihas
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High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

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Seven savage punks on a weekend binge of violence!

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Richard Bakalyan and Dickie Jones were arrested by Kansas City police for vagrancy as they stood on the street between takes. The police saw their long hair and leather jackets and wanted to get them off the street before they "infected" the local youth. See more »

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Referenced in Rebel Highway: Cool and the Crazy (1994) See more »

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The Cool and the Crazy
Written by Bill Nolan and Ronnie Norman.
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If you love acting WATCH Scott Marlowe in this!!!!!
8 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

First off the movie is very dated and fairly stupid('58) but that didn't stop me from watching it.

The Star Scott Marlow (Bennie) is off his ass!! Kept me watching until the very end..(which is crazy if you think of the time VS now. His acting for the time is completely original.

In the 50's film acting wasn't the way to go (or even really discovered yet) it was all stage acting, voice projection, big movements (more is more VS film now where Less is more) but Scott was acting like he was Vince Vaughn in Swingers, craaaaazy slick, believable and because it's in black and white you can't get over how modern his sarcasm and jokes are! As an actor i was blown away at how Scotts performance would still impress viewers well into 2007.


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