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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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Eloping teens meet a killer.
2 June 2015 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This little drama, 65 minutes running time, is directed by Irvin Kersher and is well paced and with sustainable interest. Ann(Luana Patten)and Benji(Tom Selden)are teenage sweethearts eloping to Mexico. As they run out of gas, they meet a stranger named Jamie(Steven Marlo), who seems very eager to hit the road and continue south with the couple. Little do they know that Jamie is a sociopath that has just killed his boss and is not shy to kill again. He kills a woman along the way and it is obvious he is dangerous. Jamie will try to force himself on Ann; the couple decide to not continue helping the killer elude the authorities. A major problem is planning their escape to get away from his stronghold over them.

Rounding out the cast: Ed Nelson, Dan Sheridan, William Shaw, Carlo Fiore and Dan Blocker.


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