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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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Cast

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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Prehistoric Rebels Against Prehistoric Monsters! See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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July 1958 (USA)  »

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I Was a Teenage Caveman  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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This film was shot under the title "Prehistoric World". American International changed the title to "Teenage Cave Man". Years later, Roger Corman would be quoted as saying, "I never directed a film called "Teenage Cave Man". See more »

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Some of the cave men have "farmers' tans." See more »

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surprisingly watchable
2 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this as an MST episode, and it's one of the few where you might actually be able to watch the movie and stay interested if Joel and the bots weren't blabbing away. The commentary is hilarious but the story also manages to be somewhat intriguing.

There are what seem to be obvious flaws in the plot and even the wardrobe and outfitting of the cavemen that make the whole film seem silly until you get a surprise ending that you wouldn't be able to predict. The acting is bad and the cavemen are far too clad, but you don't seem to care entirely I wouldn't recommend actually trying to watch this on it's own, you need MST to make it enjoyable but at least it was a serious film which didn't entirely fail to entertain you and get it's point across.

As a side note, I saw quite a few ideas here that have been used by Jean M Auel in her Clan of the Cave Bear portrayal of the Clan, even down to the name of the people


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