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Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | July 1958 (USA)
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

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Darah Marshall ...
The Blond Maiden
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The Symbol Maker
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The Black-Bearded One (as Frank De Kova)
Charles Thompson ...
Member of the Tribe
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
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The Fire Maker
Marshall Bradford ...
Member of the Tribe
Joseph Hamilton ...
Member of the Tribe (as Joseph H. Hamilton)
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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July 1958 (USA)  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Beach Dickerson, a Corman regular, did quadruple roles...not only is he the fair-haired boy that drowns in quicksand, he is also the stranger riding in from the burning plains, the bear that attacks the hunting party, and even plays a drummer during the funeral for his own character! 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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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Prehistoric Nonsense Corman Style
1 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was made in two WEEKS, not two days as someone else's review stated. Please get the facts straight. Read Robert Vaughn's autobiography, he has some choice information about the background of the making of this movie.

Robert Vaughn recalled the filming of it. It took place entirely in Griffith Park in California and the animals involved refused to cooperate. Also, he was sent to the hospital twice. once when an animal bit him, and once when he fell off a log and stepped on broken glass. The glamor of show biz, it is intoxicating.

It was eventually released on a double-bill with the Michael Landon classic.....wait for it....."I Was a Teenage Werewolf."

Oh, Roger Corman, you've done it again!


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