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High School Big Shot (1959)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 October 1959 (USA)
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Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Pittman ...
Marvin 'Marv' Grant
Virginia Aldridge ...
Betty Alexander
Howard Veit ...
Vince Rumbo
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Mr. Grant
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Harry March
Louis Quinn ...
Samuel Tallman
Peter Leeds ...
Mr. Carter
John Barrick ...
Larry Walker
Jimmy Murphy ...
Burt Rogers
Byron Foulger ...
Mr. Mathews
Bobby Hall ...
Johnson
Ron Gans ...
(as Ron Kennedy)
Evan Thompson
Bill Coontz
Wally Rose
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Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting caught writing a term paper for Betty, the prettiest (and only) girl in his class; and Betty herself has told him he doesn't stand a chance with her unless he can give her what she wants most: money, money, money. But Marv has mob ties and Marv knows where to find a million dollars cash... Written by Adam Cadre

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The kid who showed the big time how! See more »

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16 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The Young Sinners  »

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Despite the finale taking place at 11pm, it's obviously broad daylight. See more »

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Harry March: I am a thief, not a crook.
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Bad Movie - But Not as Bad as its Low IMDB Rating
31 January 2001 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I saw the MST3K version of this film and it is a bad movie - but its not nearly as bad as its low IMDB rating (currently 1.8 out of 10). At least the movie has a few production values and it apparently had a competent editor (unlike the movies that truly are awful). The primary problem with this movie is that it had no appealing characters whatsoever. The main character, Marv, is so pathetically morose, that he practically asks for all the bad stuff that happens to him. And he isn't very smart either, or he would have figured out to stay away from the conniving girl Betty. And even more pathetic than Marv is his father, who is nothing but a drunken loser. The highlight of the film is the heist sequence at the end but even that is so weakly executed, any excitement it might have added to the film is completely missing. At least this movie made for a very funny MST3K episode, as Mike and the 'Bots do a great job making fun of it.


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