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High School Big Shot (1959)

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
...
Mr. Mathews
Bobby Hall ...
Johnson
Ron Gans ...
(as Ron Kennedy)
Evan Thompson
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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16 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The Young Sinners  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 7 (2002) See more »

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Meh
5 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

Firstly you'll recognize a number of character actors from days gone by in this movie. Pittman is supposed to be so poor he splits his last 6 bucks with his father to go on a double date. But meanwhile daddy has a nice suit and tie and doesn't and poverty doesn't stop him from finding chicks.

The movie is thinly written and very much aimed at the baby boomers of the day. Is it good? Meh. Not great.

Soon after this film, Pittman was at a Halloween party, left in his sport car and disappeared.

It was nearly a full month before he was found inside his crashed car deep inside Benedict Canyon.

Another Hollywood casualty. Frankly it wasn't such a loss. He's not such a great actor.


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