George La Main, just turned 17, suffers growing pains and is anxious to prove his manhood. That night, George's adored father Andy is savagely beaten by sportswriter Al Judge. Traumatized and unable to learn why it happened, George goes gunning for Judge. His mission becomes an odyssey through the town's seamy side, and his coming of age is more of a trial by fire than he bargained for.
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GRIPPING! Under cover of darkness a kid learns about life!
Did You Know?
According to interviews that director Joseph Losey
gave in the mid-1970s to Michel Ciment
, the FBI wanted to spy on him in Europe, where he relocated to work after being blacklisted by Hollywood because of his political activities. So they paid John Drew Barrymore
(who became a good friend after this movie) to furnish information about Losey's political activities, if any, in London. Barrymore later met Losey in London and confessed to him about the money and expense account the FBI had given him to spy on Losey. Losey, recalling that the young actor had been under tremendous pressure at the time, forgave him and, in fact, suggested that they have several lavish meals together and put the cost on Barrymore's FBI expense account, which they promptly did. See more
The magazine racks outside the corner store are mostly issues contemporary to 1951, with one glaring exception. A copy of the famous first issue of The New Yorker (published in 1925). See more
George La Main
I remember the stairs.
You ought to. You spent a long time on 'em.
Am I Too Young
Music by Lyn Murray
Lyrics by Sid Kuller
Sung by Mauri Leighton
(uncredited) See more