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Teenage Cave Man (1958)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  July 1958 (USA)
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A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

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Complete credited cast:
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The Symbol Maker's Teenage Son
Darah Marshall ...
The Blond Maiden
Leslie Bradley ...
The Symbol Maker
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The Black-Bearded One (as Frank De Kova)
Charles P. Thompson ...
Member of the Tribe (as Charles Thompson)
June Jocelyn ...
The Symbol Maker's Wife
Jonathan Haze ...
The Curly-Haired Boy
Beach Dickerson ...
Fair-Haired Boy / Man from Burning Plains / Tom-Tom Player / Bear
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Blond Tribe Member
Robert Shayne ...
Young Tribe Member
Marshall Bradford ...
Member of the Tribe
Joseph Hamilton ...
Member of the Tribe (as Joseph H. Hamilton)
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Robert Vaughn stars as a white 25-year-old teenage caveman with styled hair who seeks to discover what is in the uncharted jungles beyond his tribe's campsite. It is against the Word (and the Word is the Law), but he breaks it anyway. Soon he discovers a strange creature which kills with its touch. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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July 1958 (USA)  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Robert Vaughn said in an interview that he considered this to be the worst film ever made. See more »

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Although they are supposed to be "cave men," the men have combed hair and are cleanly shaven. See more »

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Corny but a darn good run for the money (low, low budget)
12 February 2000 | by (Gainesville, FL) – See all my reviews

This well done considering that it was filmed in about three days with about no money. This is not synonymous with well done. This is a really beatnik movie. The symbol makers son must fight the established rigid social structure.

The typical surprise ending is a surprise only because it is not foreshadowed. Normally this would be a flaw, but here it keeps the movie from being to predictable. Two wrongs donÕt make a right, but they do cancel each other out. It is fair to say that this movie formed a partial basis for later distopian future themed films, such as Planet of the Apes. I actually liked the plot and I think that most of the filmÕs flaws were caused by low budget, and hence problems with the cost of reshooting scenes or being able to get better caveman costumes. Lack of money is something for which I hate to fault a film because itÕs presence doesnÕt make a bad film good.

My final advice is to watch this if the plot description interests you. It is fairly short; wonÕt take much of your time.


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