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Rumble on the Docks (1956)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Smigelski
Laurie Carroll ... Della
Michael Granger ... Joe Brindo
Jerry Janger ... Rocky
... Chuck
... Pete Smigelski
... Anna Smigelski
... Dan Kevlin
... Frank Mangus
... 'Stomper' Tony Lightning
Barry Froner ... Poochie
Don Devlin ... Wimpy
Stephen H. Sears ... Cliffie
... Ferd Marchesi
David Orrick McDearmon ... Lawyer Gotham (as David Orrick)
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James Darren's first movie. See more »

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There's a New James in Town
9 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

On the waterfront in Brooklyn, attractive high school senior James Darren (as Jimmy Smigelski) saves a young woman from being raped by two hoodlums. Kissed and roughed-up, Laurie Carroll (as Della) is drawn to Mr. Darren. He is leader of the "Diggers" and his rival gang is called the "Stompers". Both are chump change when compared to big-time racketeer Michael Granger (as Joe Brindo). He lures Darren, a poor Polish student recently thrown out of his house, with $100 payments and a pretty blonde woman. When Darren is expected to lie under oath in a court case against Mr. Granger's organization, friends and relatives endeavor to turn him around. The unoriginal "Rumble on the Docks" looks like an attempt to merge James Dean with Marlon Brando. In his first film, Darren is obviously appealing. Producer Sam Katzman and director Fred F. Sears appear to be aiming squarely at the 1950s teen audience. Notorious actor Robert Blake (as Chuck) plays Darren's gang pal, but the one who really impresses is sneaky Don Devlin (as Wimpy). Freddie Bell and His Bellboys are a musical highlight.

****** Rumble on the Docks (12/12/56) Fred F. Sears ~ James Darren, Laurie Carroll, Michael Granger, Don Devlin


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