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Youngblood Hawke (1964)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 November 1964 (USA)
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
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Quentin Judd
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Ferdie Lax
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Mrs. Sarah Hawke
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Paul Winter Sr.
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Scotty Hawke
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Georges Peydal
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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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The International Jet Set...and Youngblood Hawke belonged. All the way from a Kentucky shack to the black-tie intimacies of a Fifth Avenue penthouse. See more »

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Arthur Hawke - Ein Mann kam nach New York  »

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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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Frieda Winter: I'm sick, you don't know how sick I am!
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Entertaining story of the climb to the Top
16 October 2011 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Youngblood Hawk is more than just a story about a writer. Similar to Executive Suite, we are shown the "inner workings" of a process that most people at the time were not aware of, and the personal relationships of the people involved; here, we see the book editing process, and how a young writer (James Franciscus) from suburbia comes to New York and takes the town by storm. In one of the opening scenes, a critic, played by Edward Andrews, tells him a story of the stag who must outrun the hounds to survive, an apt lesson for a truck driver trying to make it in the big city. (Andrews always played the Colonel, the General, the statesman, and was a riot in Glass Bottom Boat.) Suzanne Pleshette plays Jeanne Green, Hawk's editor. Pleshette, had just made "The Birds" with Hitchcock, the year before, and will probably be best known as Bob Newhart's wife on the B. Newhart show in the 1970s. Unfortunately, Pleshette's southern drawl comes and goes in this one. French actress Geneviève Page is Frieda Winter, who introduces Hawk to all the right people who can help his career. Viewers will also recognize Mary Astor as Irene Perry, who makes an appearance about halfway through. Also keep an eye out for Martin Balsam and Werner Klemperer. And even Eva Gabor (the nice one) has a couple lines. Good, solid, entertaining, (LONG) story. Written by Herman Wouk, who also did Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War. Directed by Delmer Daves, who wrote and directed many of our classic films. His films all have great pacing, and good solid plots.


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