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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.

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Edmund Goulding
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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
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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>

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ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYBODY except parents with a guilty conscience! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'enfant du divorce See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55:1
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Trivia

Initial casting proposals had Betty Grable playing the mother (a role which Betty turned down) and Tuesday Weld portraying the daughter. 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."
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Connections

References D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Cool It, Baby
Lyrics by Carroll Coates
Music by Lionel Newman
Performed by Dick Lory
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A rare combination of 50s teenage fun and serious drama
15 January 2000 | by crazy-12See all my reviews

This film is a cut above most 50s teenage movies which deal with music and fun times like "Rock, Rock, Rock" and others. Then there are the ones dealing with a serious plot with little teenage fun times shown. Unlike these, "Teenage Rebel" has the best of both in one film. The kids have loads of fun here. They clown at the malt shop, go to a drag race and enjoy a real fun party with plenty of music and dancing. Yet, at the same time, a serious drama is going on where a resentful girl learns a valuable lesson about the value of her mothers unconditional love for her. This is very intense drama combined with the fun.


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