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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

 |  Drama  |  26 March 1961 (USA)
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Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Charles Dismas Clark
Larry Gates ...
Louis Rosen
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Ellen Henley
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Billy Lee Jackson
Logan Ramsey ...
George Hale
Don Joslyn ...
Pio Gentile
Sam Capuano ...
Mario Mazziotti
Vince O'Brien ...
Assistant District Attorney
Al Mack ...
Judge Garrity
Lou Martini ...
Angelo Mazziotri
Norman McKay ...
Father Dunne
Joseph Cusanelli ...
Hector Sterne
Bill Atwood ...
Weasel
Roger Ray ...
Detective Shattuck
Kelly Stephens ...
Genny
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Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.

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Concerned that the critics would not be kind to an actor appearing in a film he wrote, DON MURRAY penned the screenplay under the pseudonym "Don Deer", his nickname as a track and field athlete in High school (Rockaway, NY). See more »

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Powerful film that stays in my mind
31 August 2001 | by (Hamburg, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on T.V. when I was around 12 years old. It made a lasting and powerful impression. I remember actually sobbing at the end. The performances by both Don Murray and Keir Dullea were riveting. I've always been sorry that both actors had only a handful of truly great roles to play because they were/are capable of much more than they have been allowed to show us. Whenever I notice this film is appearing on T.V., I usually tune in. If you've never seen it or haven't seen it for a long time, watch for a chance to view it. I think you'll be moved by it.


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