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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Stevens
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


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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John Ashley was just too good to be bad in this movie
8 October 2004 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Poor Matt Stevens, John Ashley, left all by himself in a big mansion with a maid and butler and everything he can ever want at his disposal. Matt also has a weekly allowance mailed to him by his parents who are jet setting all over Europe. With all these goodies what else can he do but organize a gang of goons to shake down and beat up anyone who doesn't pay the proper respect to his highness Big Matt AKA High School Caesar.

Rigging the high school election Matt becomes the new student body president and with his new found power he has the right to get his hands on any of the students bodies that he wants. Putting Crickett, Steve Stevens, in charge of the treasury department the money really starts to pile up as Matt's operations in shake downs pay-offs. Matt also has a very lucrative test exam business with him having the keys to the principle's office where the exams are kept. That sleazy operation of his fills the students presidents coffers as Matt sells the exams to students who need to pass them but aren't smart enough to, which is like everyone in Wilson High School.

Matt gets carried away with his power by trying to go off campus and take over the drag and road car race racket. Getting himself into a race where Matt put up a gold coin worth some $100.00 as prize money he feels that he's a shoe-in to win. To his surprise Matt loses to his beaten rival for school student body president Kelly Roberts,Lowell Brown. Not being one to take losing quietly he and Crickett ambush Kelly as he was driving home and force him off the road killing him. At the same time Matt takes back the gold coin that Kelly won from him.

Crickett later turns on Matt not because he killed Kelly but because he didn't come through in getting him beautiful Wanda, Judy Nugent, as his women. Matt knowing a good thing when he sees one tried to have her all for himself. Trapping Wanda in the back seat of his car and with him and his grubby hands all over her Matt drops the important piece evidence, the gold coin, on the seat! Wanda grabs and runs to her friends with it as proof that it was Matt who killed Kelly not that he was killed in a traffic accident.

Crickett wanting to get back at Matt runs to the local student hang out where their having a birthday party for Matt to tell them it was Matt who killed Kelly. Crickett not being that bright doesn't quite realize that he implicated himself as an accomplice in the murder! The movie ends with Matt beaten broken and all alone outside the diner where the students were to celebrate his birthday waiting for the cops to come and take him away.

John Ashley or Matt Stevens just couldn't come across as a bad guy even if he killed the entire cast, much less Kelly Roberts, in the movie. Matt's acting as a rotten young man was not convincing at all. The movie also didn't give any reason for Matt's actions since he had all the money that he could ever want. With his drop-dead good looks Matt didn't need to rape any girl in the school they would have gladly thrown themselves at him just for the asking! So why go through all the trouble to cheat rob and steal to the point of murder to get cash that was nothing to what he already had! As for him trying to be liked and popular by doing it Matt only got the opposite results! Matt was hated and despised by everyone in the school.

Matt was both handsome and personable as well as a very likable guy that all he needed was just to be himself and he would have gotten all the love and respect that he wanted. Without him being a thug and thus turning off everyone and in the end ending up behind bars.

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