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September 1963 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Rod Lauren ... Mel Hudson

Molly Bee ... Vicki Crawford

Gene McDaniels ... Fred Lewis
Jack Larson ... Pete Mundy
Karen Gunderson ... Judi Sherwood
Jo Helton ... Roberta Crawford
John Merritt ... Ken Sherwood
Justin Smith ... Bruce Webster
Jerry Summers ... Roger Kelly
Ray Dannis
Jack Younger ... Irving Bird
Dodie Warren
Elizabeth Thompson
Rusty Wescoatt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherwood Singers

Directed by
Maury Dexter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harry Spalding  writer

Produced by
Maury Dexter .... producer
'By' Dunham .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hank Levine 
Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette  (as Jack Marquette)
Film Editing by
Jodie Copelan 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Production Management
Harold E. Knox .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold E. Knox .... assistant director
Art Department
Monroe Liebgold .... property master (as Jockey Liebgold)
Sound Department
William Bernds .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wesley Trist .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jodie Copelan .... supervising editor
Transportation Department
Joe Padovich .... transportation
Other crew
Billy Vernon .... script supervisor

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71 min
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Well I don't give a hmm about a greenback dollar..., 31 March 2002
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Here's a teen musical-comedy-drama so tame that the singin' folkies actually substitute 'hmmm' for 'damn' when they perform Greenback Dollar. The Young Swingers is 1963's version of all those 50s rock n roll movies where the uptight grown ups try to evict the kids from their happenin' night club. Ho hum. The only point of interest in this otherwise snooze inducing film is the presence of Gene McDaniels, and he doesn't even get to a sing 'A Hundred Pounds of Clay'. After ruining the teen musical genre with this effort, director Dexter went on to direct Mini Skirt Mob, the worst biker movie of all time. Star Rod Lauren's next assignment was on the dreadful but enjoyable Crawling Hand, and the delightfully named Molly Bee concluded her film career four years later in Hillbillys in the Haunted House.

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