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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
...
Mr. Grant
...
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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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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Depressingly awful
9 September 2000 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Times I look back to high school and it amazes me that I never went lower than Marvin did in this BAD film.

Poor Marv is the main character who's bad luck just gets worse and worse. Despite his intelligence, he manages to get bullied, exploited, supports his lousy deadbeat Dad, and plenty more goof-ups including a daring heist which let's say doesn't go fully to plan. Of course, the viewer feels no empathy with anyone in this film, so all this disastrous gloom bounces off like harmless zeta rays. Recommended for those days you're feeling down, pop this film in and you'll smile and say, "I'm so glad I'm not Marv!"


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