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The Party Crashers (1958)

 -  Drama  -  September 1958 (USA)
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An unruly teenage gang, led by Mark Damon, gets their kicks by crashing square teen parties around town. At an innocent teen gathering, Damon charms rich spoiled brat Connie Stevens into ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Damon ...
Twig Webster
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Josh Bickford
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Barbara Nickerson
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Mrs. Bickford
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Mrs. Hazel Webster
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Don Hartlow
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Mumps Thornberg (as Bob Padget)
Skip Torgerson ...
Bill Leeds
Theodora Davitt ...
Sharon Lee (as Theodora Pavitt)
Eugene Persson ...
Stan Osgood (as Gene Persson)
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Ted Bickford
Walter Brooke ...
Mr. Webster
Cathy Lewis ...
Mrs. Nickerson
Joe Sonessa ...
Larry Bronsen (as Joseph Sonessa)
Onslow Stevens ...
Jim Nickerson
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An unruly teenage gang, led by Mark Damon, gets their kicks by crashing square teen parties around town. At an innocent teen gathering, Damon charms rich spoiled brat Connie Stevens into accompanying him to a motel party and she drags along her decent young date (ex-child star Bobby Driscoll). While there, Damon discovers his alcoholic mother (Doris Dowling), who falls down a flight of stairs while struggling to get away from her son. Along the way, we get to know the kids' parents who provide us with an insight as to their children's troubled lives. Both Farmer and Driscoll's last movie before moving to television work. Written by alfiehitchie

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Who are the delinquents- kids or their "respectable" parents?

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Drama

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Unrated
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September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fúria dos Jovens Maus  »

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Trivia

Intended as Frances Farmer's comeback after a sixteen-year absence. She never made another film after it but left for Indianapolis shortly after her work on it was completed to host a local TV show, "Frances Farmer Presents". See more »

Goofs

Climax of movie involves various characters invited to or crashing party at the much-mentioned Lodge Motel - but when characters finally arrive, sign outside hostelry reads Pacific Hill (or Hills) Hotel. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Nickerson: Why don't you go over to Josh's house and drive his mother crazy?
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They were looking to crash another party; they found their last one...
2 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This was a movie that I had seen as a youngster, when I was around the age of twelve. The story was about a bunch of older teenagers (a lot older than me at the time) that got their kicks by "crashing" parties, in other words, upsetting others' enjoyment for their own personal satisfaction. Not to divulge, but I will say they finally crashed a party run by people old enough to be their parents, or by folks that knew how to really have a good time (for themselves). All of a sudden, the "crashers" seemed to behave like little elflings... It's a true reflection on behavior. Nothing has changed... this movie still makes a lot of social sense. Try to find it.


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