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Dino (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 21 July 1957 (USA)
A juvenile delinquent (Sal Mineo) on parole receives support from a social worker (Brian Keith) and a girl (Susan Kohner) from a slum.

Director:

Thomas Carr

Writer:

Reginald Rose (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sal Mineo ... Dino Minetta
Brian Keith ... Larry Sheridan
Susan Kohner ... Shirley
Frank Faylen ... Frank Mandel
Joe De Santis ... Mr. Minetta
Pat DeSimone ... Tony Minetta
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mrs. Minetta
Richard Bakalyan ... Chuck
Molly McCart Molly McCart ... Frances
Cynthia Chenault ... Sylvia (as Cindy Robbins)
Rafael Campos ... Boy #2
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A juvenile delinquent (Sal Mineo) on parole receives support from a social worker (Brian Keith) and a girl (Susan Kohner) from a slum.

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Sal Mineo explodes like a rocket in the role of his life! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dino - der Bandit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Adapted for the screen from a Studio One in Hollywood segment of the same name for which Sal Mineo was nominated for an Emmy for the title role a year earlier. See more »

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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Sal's show
30 April 2004 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen Dino in over 20 years and seeing it again affected me personally. Sal Mineo's portrayal of Dino Minetta was unbelievably close to the mark of a friend I had and the issues he faced in his young life. Like Sal Mineo that friend is no longer with us.

I'm curious as to how much of the original cast from the Studio One version repeated here. Outstanding for me among the supporting cast was Joe DeSantis as Dino's father.

But the movie is really a tour de force for Sal Mineo. For all fans of Sal Mineo it should be required viewing.

This review is dedicated to the late Roy E. Gomez who left us way too young, just like Sal Mineo.


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