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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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(as Joel M. Rapp)
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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
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Samuel Tallman
Peter Leeds ...
Mr. Carter
John Barrick ...
Larry Walker
Jimmy Murphy ...
Burt Rogers
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Mr. Mathews
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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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Million Dollar Murder! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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16 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Young Sinners  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in the 6th season, episode 18 of MST3K when originally aired on Comedy Central. See more »

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

Quotes

Harry March: I am a thief, not a crook.
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Not the worst, but still crap
23 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At this time, everything just got so redundant in movies as people were just obsessed with making movies about giant leeches, gila monsters, praying mantises and everything in between. It actually was nice to see some variety in B-movies at this time with something completely real. It's still nothing but a B-movie of course. This falls into the trap of just being too boring. I hate it when I have to say that a film being short is one of its biggest pluses. I mean, I certainly didn't want this to be longer! It features a guy in High School who tries to steal a million dollars from heroin dealers or something.

It again makes the mistake of having too much buildup and not much of a payoff. When it all ends, it's mostly pointless and you don't care that everyone's dying left and right. These characters just seem rather dumb in their decisions. It's a downer ending, but not to the point where you get depressed. It falls into too many clichés of a nerd trying to get with a girl who's out of his league and him being bullied. This stuff existed even back then. *1/2


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