6.2/10
258
9 user 4 critic

Teenage Rebel (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 1 November 1956 (USA)
Nancy Fallon gets custody of her teenage daughter Dodie back from her ex-husband when she remarries but she must win her love.

Director:

Edmund Goulding
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Picnic (1956)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Insurance agent Jesse Arno is posing as a sailor while on the trail of a gang of waterfront thieves, supposedly headed by Tip Banning. Arno is aware that a gang member has been murdered by ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Friedman
Stars: Warner Baxter, Mary Beth Hughes, Mike Mazurki
The Big Knife (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Scientist is sent to investigate a faulty ejector seat, then sent into space to test it, showing an assortment of human weaknesses and strengths. Basically this is about the human predicament and drama, not space.

Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: Guy Madison, Virginia Leith, John Hodiak
Hello Mother, Goodbye! (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A successful engineer tires of his high-tension job and quits to start his own mail-order company, much to his mother's consternation.

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Stars: Bette Davis, Kenneth Mars
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe
Comedy | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Harry Kooperstein
Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Stars: Bette Davis
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Nancy Fallon
Michael Rennie ... Jay Fallon
Mildred Natwick ... Grace Hewitt
Rusty Swope Rusty Swope ... Larry Fallon
Lili Gentle Lili Gentle ... Gloria
Louise Beavers ... Willamay
Irene Hervey ... Helen Sheldon McGowan
John Stephenson ... Eric McGowan
Betty Lou Keim ... Dorothy 'Dodie' McGowan
Warren Berlinger ... Dick Hewitt
Diane Jergens ... Jane Hewitt
Edit

Storyline

A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than his daughter and to appease his new interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers. Written by Robin <soonerzs@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A grown-up picture for grown-up emotions! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolescencia rebelde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55:1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first black and white film in CinemaScope. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Fallon: No one is ever quite the way we want them to be - no one.Most of all, we ourselves are not. But you can't go on resenting people. The mother you wanted... you will have to be yourself for your children."
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mischief (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Dodie
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Music by Edmund Goulding
Performed by The Hi Fi's
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A really nice old B&W film about family relations.
29 July 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

"Teenage Rebel", released in 1956, was one of Ginger Rogers' last feature films, made when she was 45. It featured a couple of "future stars" (opening credits) Betty Lou Keim, as estranged daughter "Dodie" and Warren Berlinger as the nice kid "Dick" next door. As an interesting sideline, Betty Lou Keim only made 4 more movies over the next 3 years, then married Warren Berlinger in 1959, quit showbusiness, and has 4 children.

Dodie, 15, had been estranged from her mother for 8 years since her parents' divorce. Because her mother was the one who apparently had an "adulterous' relationship with the man she then married, Dodie's father was awarded custody. Since they traveled extensively, and had a home in NY, she had never been able to spend the court-ordered 3 weeks annually with her mother. At the age of 15, she was sent to her mother in California so that her father could secretly get married. It was obvious that she was unhappy being in California, resented her mother, resented her stepfather, and was generally angry with the world.

The movie is about Dodie's growth as a young adult, learning to fit in with normal teenagers, and learning how to accept her mother's love that she had rejected for so long. The story is done very well, and thgis movie is a good representation of 1950s B&W movies. I rate it a solid 7 of 10.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed