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The Party Crashers (1958)

Unrated | | Drama | September 1958 (USA)
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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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
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Mr. Webster
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Mrs. Nickerson
Joe Sonessa ...
Larry Bronsen (as Joseph Sonessa)
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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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September 1958 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Mrs. Nickerson: Why don't you go over to Josh's house and drive his mother crazy?
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A curio of interest to Driscoll and Farmer fans
29 March 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Former Paramount contract player Frances Farmer returned to her former home lot in 1958 to make her last feature film. Despite the comment below, Farmer was *not* lobotomized (see copious documentation throughout IMDb on the Farmer page and elsewhere), and gives the film a bit of stature it wouldn't otherwise have. Interestingly, the ending was changed somewhere along the way. The original pressbook has a plot precis which reveals a more "final" ending for Twig than the film ultimately posits. Driscoll does some great work here in a thankless role, and Connie Stevens gets to scream a lot. Evidently some of the uncredited music is by Henry Mancini, but I've never been able to positively confirm that.


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