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Youngblood Hawke (1964)

 -  Drama  -  4 November 1964 (USA)
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Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's ... See full summary »

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Youngblood Hawke
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Jeanne Green
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Frieda Winter
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Fannie Prince
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Irene Perry
Lee Bowman ...
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Quentin Judd
Don Porter ...
Ferdie Lax
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Mrs. Sarah Hawke
Kent Smith ...
Paul Winter Sr.
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Scotty Hawke
John Emery ...
Georges Peydal
Mark Miller ...
Ross Hodge
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Mr. Givney
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Mr. Leffer
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Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's writing and falls for the handsome Kentuckian while helping him put together his first book deal. His first novel is moderately successful, but it is soon transformed into a Broadway play by a has-been stage actress. Jeanne discovers that Youngblood has an effect on a great many women, so she takes a job at a new publishing company. Soon after, Hawke's second novel is heralded and he becomes the toast of the town. He then has an affair with a married socialite. His third novel bombs and is also panned by critics...Hawke's financial state declines into hard times. Returning to Kentucky to work on his next book, he contracts pneumonia before realizing that his first editor Jeanne was his ideal woman. Written by thustlebird

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All the blister-heat of the bestselling novel that scorched the Jet Set. See more »

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4 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Arthur Hawke - Ein Mann kam nach New York  »

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Trivia

Genevieve Page had requested an English diction coach for her role in this film because her accent was so thick and she feared that she would be hard to interpret. For one reason or another, she was never given one and her character thus has a French accent. To cover up this discrepancy, there is one instance where her character speaks French to someone on the phone, making it clear that the character (in the movie only) is a native French-speaker. See more »

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Hawke arrive at a New York City adjacent airport on the day before Christmas - traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year - yet appears to be only traveler in entire terminal. See more »

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Quentin Judd: Ladies and gentlemen, may the stag outrun the hounds!
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"That's quite an explosion of talent...a real dinosaur of a book!"
7 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Talented rube from a mining town in Kentucky pens a novel ("Alms For Oblivion"!) and apparently has it accepted by the very first publishing house in New York City that he sends it to. Writer-director Delmer Daves, who adapted his screenplay from Herman Wouk's bestseller, keenly understands the awe and wonderment a trip to the big city can hold for a country kid--and he also handles the circling society sharks and poison-pen critics with aplomb. However, this two hour-twenty minute melodrama is teeming with ridiculousness, some of which is so absurd that one can only scoff. This is the kind of movie in which book reviewers actually turn up on television, or are invited to stand up and read their critiques at major galas. Daves hopes to underline the notion that a few bad reviews can destroy a book's chances at finding an audience (or automatically cause a play to fold), but it's a nonsensical extension of circumstances--and this approach is applied throughout the film, from characters to situations. "Youngblood Hawke" (bad title!) is a glossy, fairly well-acted keg of soap, but not the involving guilty pleasure you may be hoping it'll be. It's too overripe to take seriously, and too slow to be viewed as camp (though it certainly comes close). ** from ****


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