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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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Cast

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Neil Hendry
Victoria Shaw ...
Joanne Dietrich
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Griff Rimer
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Anne Gregor
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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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based on novel

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Bobby Rydell didn't appear in the movie, his song "Swingin' School" was part of the soundtrack. It entered the Billboard Top 40 on May 16, 1960 (3 weeks before Duane Eddy & the Rebels' version of the title song), and stayed for 8 weeks, peaking at #5. See more »

Goofs

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


Soundtracks

Swingin' School
Written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe
Performed by Bobby Rydell
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Lots of teenage nostalgia
18 September 1999 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

Yes- I was a teenager when this movie came out. Actually, I was lucky enough to have danced on Dick Clark's American Bandstand on and off in 1962 at WFIL TV studios in Philadelphia. Seeing this movie really helps "take me back" to those carefree days of youth. Of course, the movie shows some problems among a few of the kids, but my enjoyment of it lies in identifying with the happy-go-lucky majority. These are the kids seen dancing, laughing and just enjoying themselves in being a teenager in 1960.


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