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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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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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The future of humanity is in his hands See more »

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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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Trivia

The fight between two dinosaurs is the same sequence used for Journey to the Center of the Earth, which was released soon after Teenage Cavemen. A baby alligator was fitted with a fake sail-fin crest on its back and it actually was made to fight a small monitor lizard. They really were biting each other and rolling around. See more »

Goofs

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 Fright Night Part 2 (1988) See more »

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Poor production values hamper this 'camp' genre picture.
29 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Made in the 50s to cash in on the unexpected success of the "I Was a Teenage.......", this entry at least dared to be different. Corman shows promise in this early directoral effort, and the story does have a neat twist at the end (if you make it that far), All that said, the slow, dragging plot and the non-existent production values make it a chore to watch. Notable also for an early screen appearance of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Robert Vaughn.


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