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Director:
Writers:
Edward Anhalt (screenplay) and
J.P. Miller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 May 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
HERE IS THE RAW TRUTH...NAILED TO THE SCREEN! See more »
Plot:
A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Burt Lancaster ... Hank Bell

Dina Merrill ... Karin Bell

Edward Andrews ... R. Daniel Cole
Vivian Nathan ... Mrs. Escalante

Shelley Winters ... Mary diPace
Larry Gates ... Randolph

Telly Savalas ... Detective Lt. Gunderson
Pilar Seurat ... Louisa Escalante
Jody Fair ... Angela Rugiello
Roberta Shore ... Jenny Bell
Milton Selzer ... Dr. Walsh
Robert Burton ... Judge
David J. Stewart ... Barton
Stanley Kristien ... Danny diPace
John Davis Chandler ... Arthur Reardon
Neil Nephew ... Anthony 'Batman' Aposto
Luis Arroyo ... Zorro
José Pérez ... Roberto Escalante (as Jose Perez)
Richard Velez ... Gargantua
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Adams ... Police Lt. Hardy (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Robert Biheller ... Turtleneck (uncredited)
Jon Carlo ... McNally (uncredited)

Leonardo Cimino ... Mr. Rugiello (uncredited)
Robert Cleaves ... Sullivan (uncredited)
Thom Conroy ... Mr. Abbeney (uncredited)
Linda Dangcil ... Maria Amora (uncredited)
John David ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Cole Supporter (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Holcombe ... Doctor (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Whitey (uncredited)

Crane Jackson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. Patton (uncredited)
Rafael López ... José (uncredited)
Paul Marco ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Elaine Martone ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Dr. Androtti (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Norell ... Pierce (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Juror (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bill Quinn ... Police Capt. Larsen (uncredited)
Bill Raisch ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Chris Robinson ... Pretty Boy Savarese (uncredited)
Mario Roccuzzo ... Diavolo (uncredited)
William Sargent ... Soames (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter at Police Precinct (uncredited)
Irving Steinberg ... Police Officer Wohlman (uncredited)
Johnny Walsh ... Lonnie (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
 
Writing credits
Edward Anhalt (screenplay) and
J.P. Miller (screenplay) (as JP Miller)

Evan Hunter (novel "A Matter of Conviction")

Produced by
Pat Duggan .... producer
Harold Hecht .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Amram 
 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Burr Smidt 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Angel (uncredited)
Roselle Novello (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (as Robert Schiffer)
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gilbert Kurland .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (as Carter DeHaven Jr.)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Eldon Coutts .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Amram .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sydney Pollack .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:12 (2009) | UK:X (1961) | West Germany:16 (f) | West Germany:12 (f) (cut version)

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Trivia:
Burt Lancaster was forced by United Artists to make four films for $150,000 a picture in the 1960s: The Young Savages (1961), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Train (1964) and The Hallelujah Trail (1965) rather than his normal fee of $750,000, because of cost overruns at his production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, for which he was personally responsible.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Hank Bell goes to Zorro's apartment, when he walks down the narrow hallway the shadow of the hand-held camera is clearly visible on the front of Bell.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Portraits chinois (1996)See more »

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Wild side story, 24 August 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

The sixties were John Frankenheimer's heyday:he directed three classics "birdman from Alcatraz" "the Manchurian candidate " and "seconds" ,all unqualified musts for any cinebuff.

"Young savages " is at first sight ,a more realist "West Side Story" (the Thunderbirds and the Horsemen replacing the Jets and the Sharks),but hindsight shows that ,in the end ,Frankenheimer's work is not more convincing than Wise's -which has other assets anyway- ,as far as social depiction is concerned.The script promised great things.Which counts in favor of Frankenheimer is his impartiality:he never really sides with one of the groups.Some scenes are impressive :the first meeting Lancaster/victim's mother-but the second one gets in the way-,the murder seen thru glasses -which borrows from Hitchcock's "strangers on a train" though,the pack assaulting a young boy at the pool...The magpie syndrome comes back in the scene when Lancaster's wife is assaulted in the elevator :the same thing happened to Glenn Ford's wife in "blackboard Jungle" .

Some ideas or theories are dubious indeed:because Di Pace (what a name!) has a very high IQ -which is not obvious at all,considering his behavior and his conversation-,he might possibly be less guilty than the others.Ah ... and he is also Lancaster's former sweetheart's offspring !The last confrontation Lancaster/Di Pace is supposed to be an almighty fuss:but anybody past infancy has understood the "knife trick" long before the dialog ends.

"Young savages " is not a bad movie ;it's simply politically correct to the core,which the three works I mention above are not.That said ,there are enough surprises,unexpected twist ,and good performances (of course Shelley Winters outshadows Lancaster's bland wife)to sustain interest till the end.

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