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Platinum High School (1960)

 -  Drama  -  13 May 1960 (USA)
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Re-issued in 1964 as "Trouble At Sixteen" by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with "Girls Town" (now called "The Innocent and the Damned" and a rather descriptive title ... See full summary »

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Re-issued in 1964 as "Trouble At Sixteen" by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with "Girls Town" (now called "The Innocent and the Damned" and a rather descriptive title considering the cast), this film takes place at an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island) attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway there to investigate the death of his son, whom he has been told died in an accident. The Mick is quickly in five feet of trouble (over his eyebrows) when he is met with hostility by the school's commandant, Major Redfern Kelly and the latter's sweetheart-secretary Jennifer Evans; intimidated by the cadet drill instructor, Vince Perley and the P.E. instructor Hack Marlow; attempts are made on his life by a cadet trio known as "The Three Beasts", and he is trapped in a three-against-one fight with rifles, although memory fails as to just where Rooney came up with his rifle. Just to keep him tested... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TERROR IN A BOYS' SCHOOL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Conway Twitty's real name is Harold Lloyd Jenkins. His mother was a fan of Harold Lloyd, father of Conway's costar in this movie Harold Lloyd Jr. See more »

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Harry Nesbit: It's a school for solid platinum rats... It's a rich kids' penitentiary!
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Not as schlocky as you might think
4 January 2004 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

Since this is an Albert Zugsmith quickie, it looks like it might have Schlock written all over it. And admittedly, the story doesn't exactly hold up. But it's told in an earnest, believable way, with a hard-working cast. Mickey Rooney elicits a lot of sympathy as a father who lost his son figuratively and then literally. You wonder why he wears a suit and tie even while rowing a boat, but what the heck, it was probably his suit and the only wardrobe he got on the film. The rest of the actors are solid, including the always reliable Dan Duryea. Director Charles Haas knows how to set up a scene and knows how to let the actors tell the story. It's not bad.


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