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Running Wild (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 December 1955 (USA)
A young rookie cop goes undercover to bust up an auto theft ring run by juvenile delinquents.

Director:

Abner Biberman

Writers:

Ben Benson (novel), Leo Townsend
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Campbell ... Ralph Barton
Mamie Van Doren ... Irma Bean
Keenan Wynn ... Ken Osanger
Kathleen Case Kathleen Case ... Leta Novak
Jan Merlin ... Scotty Cluett
John Saxon ... Vince Pomeroy
Walter Coy ... Lt. Ed Newpole
Grayce Mills Grayce Mills ... Osanger's Mother (as Grace Mills)
Chris Randall Chris Randall ... Arkie Nodecker
Michael Fox ... Delmar Graves
Will J. White Will J. White ... State Trooper
Richard Castle Richard Castle ... Herbie
Otto Waldis ... Leta's Father
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Storyline

A young rookie cop goes undercover to bust up an auto theft ring run by juvenile delinquents.

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cop | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

The First Jolting Story of Organized Teen-Age Gangs! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl in the Cage See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of John Saxon. See more »

Quotes

Irma Bean: When I want something, I want it now. Take me out there. Come on, Ralph.
Teen Boy: Still on the prowl, huh?
Ralph Barton: Take it easy, boy.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Razzle Dazzle
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets
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Cool but not enough Mamie!
10 December 2004 | by shepardjessica-1See all my reviews

For 1955, well-made exploitation teen car-thief ring story with William Campbell (decent actor) as the lead and Keenan Wynn (wonderful actor) as an adult type throw this flick into second-gear immediately with a great dance scene, BUT..I only wish Mamie Van Doren had a bigger part. She was still a supporting B-actress in '55, but she's gold with a great blonde ponytail and some flashy jitterbug/rock dancing. Young John Saxon in small part is authentically youthful and naive.

A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Mamie Van Doren. Terse, almost powerful, yet topical. What can you say? Check it out and don't hold your nose in the air to films like this (which always made money and got no respect).


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