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Dangerous Youth (1957)

These Dangerous Years (original title)
Just after a young singer comes out with his first hit record, he is drafted into the Army.

Director:

Herbert Wilcox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Padre
Frankie Vaughan ... Dave Wyman
Carole Lesley ... Dinah Brown
Jocelyn Lane ... Maureen (as Jackie Lane)
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Mrs. Wyman
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Larkin
Eddie Byrne ... Danny
Kenneth Cope ... Juggler
Robert Desmond Robert Desmond ... Cream O'Casey
Ray Jackson Ray Jackson ... Smiler Larkin
Richard Leech ... Capt. Brewster
John Le Mesurier ... Commanding Officer
David Lodge ... Sgt. Lockwood
Michael Ripper ... Pvt. Simpson
Reginald Beckwith ... Hairdresser
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Storyline

Just after a young singer comes out with his first hit record, he is drafted into the Army.

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Plot Keywords:

psychotronic film | singer | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Frankie! He's a sensation...slugging and singing his way through a great dramatic story! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Musical

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Trivia

During a singing contest the protagonist Dave Wyman ( Frankie Vaughan ) along with some of the audience breaks into an early variation of the moonwalk popularised by Michael Jackson 25 years later. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Sgt. Lockwood: Thought you leaving was the greatest escape for the British Army since Dunkirk. Now we've got you for another seven years.
Sgt. Lockwood: [Wyman walks out of shot] Wyman what are you doing ?
Dave Wyman: [Wyman kissing Dinah] Proposing sir.
Sgt. Lockwood: Oh, carry on.
Dave Wyman: Sir.
[carries on kissing Dinah]
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Soundtracks

Isn't This a Lovely Evening?
Written by Peter Moreton and Bert Waller
Sung by Frankie Vaughan
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Film can't overcome liability of leads who can't act
30 July 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I saw Frankie Vaughn in 42nd Street and he was great.Sadly when it came to films ou he couldn't act his way outt of a paper bag.The tragic Carole Lesley was beautiful but had no acting talent so couldn't sustain her career.The script is full of cliches.Wilcox and Neagle have lost touch with their core audience.As a result the film is of no real interest.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Youth See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Everest Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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