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The Restless Years (1958)

 |  Drama  |  December 1958 (USA)
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Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and ... See full summary »

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Will Henderson
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Melinda Grant
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Elizabeth Grant
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Ed Henderson
Luana Patten ...
Polly Fisher
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Dorothy Henderson
Virginia Grey ...
Miss Robeson
Jody McCrea ...
Bruce Mitchell
Alan Baxter ...
Alex Fisher
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Mr. Booth
Dorothy Green ...
Laura Fisher
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Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and lies threaten their relationship in this small town drama. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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The story of a town with a dirty mind!

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December 1958 (USA)  »

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Teach Me How to Cry  »

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Downsided look at small town life

While the story centers around teenagers with a lot of nostalgia attached, it seems to depict small town living, at least that one, as unpleasant. My past experience is the opposite of that. One thing which raised my eyebrows a little is the mention of marijuana in this film about high school kids in 1958. I have never seen a teenage film from the 50s infer that kids used that stuff then, even though did it exist.


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