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Juvenile Jungle (1958)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 April 1958 (USA)
Planned kidnaping goes awry when gang leader falls for the victim.

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Hal McQueen
Rebecca Welles ...
Glory
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Tic-Tac
Anne Whitfield ...
Carolyn Elliot
Joe Di Reda ...
Monte
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Duke
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John Elliot
Taggart Casey ...
Lt. Milford
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Officer Ed Ellis
Leon Tyler ...
Ballpark usher
Harvey Grant ...
Pete
Louise Arthur ...
Mrs. Elliot
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Punks and petty-thieves Hal McQueen, "Tic-Tac" and Monte do some intricate planning in order to get their hands on a large payroll which, first calls for the kidnapping of the daughter, Carolyn Elliott, of a liquor store owner. McQueen sees the light, and Carolyn learns that romance can overcome the most herculean of obstacles, even that of being a kidnap victim. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A girl delinquent...A jet-propelled gang...Out for fast kicks!


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24 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Giovani gangsters  »

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2.35 : 1
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In 1958, Republic Pictures released this film on a double bill with Young and Wild (1958) with the tag line "The SWITCH BLADE and HOT WIRE SET!" Both films boasted of being "in Naturama". See more »

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Fast-Paced and Fun
7 December 2009 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

A nice example of what you can do on a small budget. The script offers plenty of action and characters drawn in simple, bold strokes. Witney's direction gives you both pace and punch. He does a great job with the cast, getting forceful, lively performances from many of the actors. Fans of the JD genre will not be disappointed.

Jack Marta's cinematography is also worth looking at. While he's obviously hampered a little by the budget, this film looks way better than your average quickie JD flick. He does some nice things with lighting and composition. A few years later he got a chance to show what he could really do when he worked on Route 66.


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