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The Young Captives (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | February 1959 (USA)
Gripping melodrama about newlyweds involved with a psychopathic killer who holds them captive.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jamie Forbes
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Ann Howel
Tom Selden ...
Benjie Whitney
Joan Granville ...
Mrs. Howell
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Norm Britt
Dan Sheridan ...
Dave Mahalik
James Chandler ...
Tony (as Jim Chandler)
Marjorie Stapp ...
Murdered Blonde
Miles Stephens ...
Rusty Webster
Edward Schaaf ...
Gas Station Attendant
William Shaw ...
American Officer
Carlo Fiore ...
Mexican Officer
Larry Gelbman ...
Sheriff Parker (as Lawrence J. Gelbmann)
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Oil Field Roughneck
Allen Kramer ...
Smitty
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Teen-age sweethearts, Benjie Whitney and Ann Howel, decide to elope to Mexico. Jamie Forbes, insane itinerant oil-field worker, who has killed his boss, runs on to them when they run out of gas and forces them to take him with them. On the way, he murders a blonde woman, at a gas station, who resents his attentions. Once in Mexico, he forces his attentions on Ann, while holding Benjie at bay with a switch-blade knife. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Ad un passo dalla morte  »

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Nothing special

It is one of the earliest films of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's director. Irvin Kershner came from the TV networks, don't forget it. Later, he made some dramas, such as this very one, and other more important features like EYES OF LAURA MARS, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, and a MAN CALLED HORSE sequel. This little movie is a juvenile delinquency one, we can consider it as this. It was the kind of topic very often shown in these days of late fifties and early sixties. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE was still in minds of every movie maker: screenwriter, director, producers.

The tale of a young rebel, employee on a oil well field, who accidentally kills his boss and who has to run away...

Yes, we have seen this a thousand times before. I won't tell further, I think it is useless. The young couple the young hood meets and guess what...

A rare film, although.


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