Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved  |   |  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:
The Symbol Maker's Teenage Son
Darah Marshall ...
The Blond Maiden
Leslie Bradley ...
The Symbol Maker
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
Blond Tribe Member
Young Tribe Member
Marshall Bradford ...
Member of the Tribe
Joseph Hamilton ...
Member of the Tribe (as Joseph H. Hamilton)


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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Release Date:

July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Caveman  »

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$70,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Released by AIP on double-bill with "How To Make a Monster." See more »


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

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At least you will only waste an hour......
14 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 1 hour long,this movie is another Roger Corman disaster. With almost no time to fill,the movie still drags and is mind-numbingly boring. Anytime it's not a tight shot of 2 people,it's them walking on the same path. Some of the monsters are OK but some are silly. The way the cave people talk is extremely lame.They can't figure out the concept of naming people but can call people things like "the fair haired boy".Of course,the teenagers look to be about 40.There obviously weren't any real teenagers in the 50s. The only thing more amazing than the terrible acting is the fact that this movie even got made. There is one redeeming quality,a good twist at the end.

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