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The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 17 August 1958 (USA)
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A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

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Justus Addiss (as Joe Addis)

Writers:

Leo Gordon (screenplay), Leo Gordon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Lauter ... Police Lt. Porter
Jack Nicholson ... Jimmy Wallace
Carolyn Mitchell Carolyn Mitchell ... Carole Fields
Brett Halsey ... Manny Cole
Lynn Cartwright ... Julie
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Joey
John Shay John Shay ... Police Officer Gannon
Barbara Knudson ... Mrs. Maxton
William A. Forester William A. Forester ... Carl Maxton
John Weed John Weed ... Police Sgt. Reed
Frank Richards ... Pete Gambelli
Bill Erwin ... Mr. Wallace
James Fillmore James Fillmore ... Al
Smoki Whitfield Smoki Whitfield ... Sam (as Jordan 'Smoki' Whitfield)
Ed Nelson ... Rick Connor
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Storyline

17-year-old Jimmy Wallace is brutally beaten by Manny Cole and two of his teen-age punk friends, Joey and Al, because Manny wants to move in on Jimmy's girl, Carole Fields. Later, Jimmy shows up at the hangout of the teenage crowd to take Carole away, and challenges Manny to a fight. Manny's two buddies move in with brass knuckles, and one of them pulls a pistol, which falls to the ground in the scuffle. Jimmy picks it up and shoots Manny and Al. A police officer orders Jimmy to surrender, but he panics, thinking he killed the pair, and dives into a small storeroom, and holds a man, woman and her baby as hostages... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

YESTERDAY a Teenage Rebel... TODAY a mad-dog slayer!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crimen ronda por la noche See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Corman has claimed that this was the first film he released that didn't make money, although he subsequently earned his costs back by selling the television rights. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cry-Baby (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Baby Cry
Written and sung by Dick Kallman
Liberty Recording Artist
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