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High School Caesar (1960)

Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election ... See full summary »

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Matt Stevens
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Steve Stevens ...
Crickett Davis
Lowell Brown ...
Kelly Roberts
Judy Nugent ...
Wanda Anderson
Daria Massey ...
Lita Owens
Ken Plumb
Robin League
Beverly Franklin
Charles Leffler
Don Hinkle
Bob Head
Curtis Workman
Judi Vogelsang
Anton von Stralen
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Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election for student president. Aside from his anointed acolytes, Matt is almost universally despised. His parents are obscenely rich and spend their time travelling in Europe rather than giving him the parental guidance he needs. Things begin to get ugly when some of the teens resist his power and show Matt up at the drag race. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Sung by Reggie Olson
Recorded on Surf Records
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Should have been a lot better
25 November 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I often get a kick out of juvenile delinquent movies from the 1950 to early 1960s since they more often than not come across as campy by today's standards. "High School Caesar" was one movie I wanted to see for a long time but could not locate. I finally found and watched it today, and I have to admit I was kind of let down. Certainly, there are campy elements, like the actors portraying teens who are clearly too old for their roles, and the movie laying the blame for the title figure's actions completely on the shoulders of his absent parents. But for the most part, the movie moves at a kind of slow pace and seems padded even at seventy minutes long. Too bad, because the premise of the movie was promising; had the movie been treated with more competence or had gone down a more exploitive route, we might have had something here.


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