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A Day with the Boys (1969)

| Short, Drama
A group of boys spend their day outdoors exploring, wreaking havoc and letting their imaginations run wild.

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Mike Hertel ...
Boy
Jack Grindle ...
Boy
John McCaffrey ...
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William Elliott ...
Boy
Craig Williams ...
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Mark Spirtos ...
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Artie Conkling ...
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Ricky Bender ...
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James Kearce ...
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A group of boys spend their day outdoors exploring, wreaking havoc and letting their imaginations run wild.

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for George Washington (2000). See more »

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Fine short from a familiar character actor
7 November 2004 | by (Chicago, IL, US) – See all my reviews

Clu Gulager is a familiar face as a veteran character actor. I had no idea he had briefly gone in for directing at one time and made this fine short, in the sixties poetic / experimental mode.

Note: this short is on the Criterion Collection DVD of "George Washington", evidently because David Gordon Green felt influenced by it. I'm glad it has been retrieved from the archives and made available to viewers of today's independent cinema. Green comments on the painterly visual effects (cinematography by László Kovács!), but the more obvious similarities are thematic: the world of kids in the semi-rural south, and how the world of adults impinges on them (and vice versa here of course).


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