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Because They're Young (1960)

 -  Drama  -  April 1960 (USA)
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New high school teacher tries to help troubled students and falls in love with the principal's secretary.

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Neil Hendry
Victoria Shaw ...
Joanne Dietrich
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Griff Rimer
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Anne Gregor
Warren Berlinger ...
Buddy McCalla
Roberta Shore ...
Richelle 'Ricky' Summers
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Jim Trent
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Linda Watkins ...
Frances McCalla
Chris Robinson ...
Patcher
Rudy Bond ...
Chris
Wendell Holmes ...
Principal Donlan
Philip Coolidge ...
Mr. Rimer
Bart Patton ...
Michael Kramer
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Storyline

Neil Hendry is the new high school teacher in town, but he is still haunted by a tragic event in his past. However, his friendly, casual style wins the hearts of some of the school's more troubled teens, as well as the principal's secretary. He is able to positively help them both in and out of school. But these same attributes make him an enemy of the principal, who discourages such close relationships between teachers and students. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Whoever you are, you're in this picture! Because this tells of youth's challenge to grown-ups who can't understand!

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April 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Porque son jóvenes  »

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Trivia

Based on an early review of the movie in the September, 1959 issue of Stardust Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 1) ...apparently the working title was the same as the John Farris novel, HARRISON HIGH, on which it was based (no mention of BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG). The review also mentioned that Dick Clark's character was that of the principal, not a teacher. See more »

Goofs

Eddy's guitar is amplified even though it is not connected to an amplifier. See more »

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Featured in Heavy Petting (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Because They're Young
Written by Don Costa and Aaron Schröder (as Aaron Schroeder) and Wally Gold
Performed by James Darren
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User Reviews

 
Dick Clark is there for the kids.
2 October 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

On his first teaching assignment, Dick Clark has a problem: He cares too much. That's not what we want, says his stern principle. Just teach your classes and send all the discipline problems to me. Not surprisingly, Clark can't stay uninvolved. Who would want it any other way?

Clark is no seasoned pro in this film, but he's basically playing himself, or his public image, anyway, and he can do that well enough. He's there to try to straighten out all types of kids including the insecure newcomer (Warren Berlinger) and the incipient juvenile delinquent (Michael Callen.) This movie doesn't have anything close to the grit of 'Blackboard Jungle' or the lurid laughability of 'High School Confidential' but a big fan of the movies will likely find it worth the time. Admirers of Tuesday Weld will want to check her out, too. Victoria Shaw plays a school secretary who serves as a love interest for Clark.


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