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High School Confidential! (1958)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  13 June 1958 (USA)
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A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him,... See full summary »

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Tony Baker / Mike Wilson
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Arlene Williams
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J. I. Coleridge
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Gwen Dulaine
Diane Jergens ...
Joan Staples
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Himself
Ray Anthony ...
Bix
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Mr. 'Mr. A' August
Charles Chaplin Jr. ...
Quinn
Burt Douglas ...
Jukey Judlow
Jody Fair ...
Doris
Phillipa Fallon ...
Poetess
Robin Raymond ...
Kitty
James Todd ...
Jack Staples
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William Remington Kane
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A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him, and the "weedheads" are eager to use his newly found enterprise, but he has his own agenda. After an altercation involving fast cars, hidden drugs, and police, he's accepted by the drug kingpin and is off into the big leagues. A typical morality play of the era, filled with a naive view of drugs, nihilistic beat poetry, and some incredible '50s slang. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Behind these "nice" school walls... A TEACHERS' NIGHTMARE!...A TEEN-AGE JUNGLE!

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13 June 1958 (USA)  »

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The "Christopher Columbus" rap near the beginning of the film is a direct lift of the style of the "hipster" comedian Richard Buckley (aka "Lord Buckley"). See more »

Quotes

Gwen Dulaine: [regarding Tony Baker] He's healthy and normal and full of fun!
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Among the best B-movies of the 1950s
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For what it is, a B-movie of the first order, I loved this clunker about marijuana and high school students. Acting skills required for the roles are minimal, nor do any of the teenagers even look like they're under 25 years old. Russ Tamblyn, for all his trying .... well, he should have remained a dancer. Jan Sterling gives an OK performance as the teacher, but it's far below her standards. Mamie Van Doren of the bleach-blond hair and prodigious balcony provides some completely unintended comic relief in the role of the somewhat whorish aunt. The ghastly script only adds to the triumph of this cliché riddled classic. The fight scenes are so fake as to be seen from a mile away. All the young women look like they have some kind of cone-shaped things in their brassieres, according to the fashion of the times. A "must see" for all B-movie lovers.


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