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The Party Crashers (1958)

Unrated | | Drama | September 1958 (USA)
An unruly teenage gang, led by Mark Damon, gets their kicks by crashing square teen parties around town. At an innocent teen gathering, Damon charms rich spoiled brat Connie Stevens into ... See full summary »

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Bernard Girard

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William Alland (story), Bernard Girard (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Damon ... Twig Webster
Bobby Driscoll ... Josh Bickford
Connie Stevens ... Barbara Nickerson
Frances Farmer ... Mrs. Bickford
Doris Dowling ... Mrs. Hazel Webster
Gary Gray ... Don Hartlow
Robert Paget Robert Paget ... Mumps Thornberg (as Bob Padget)
Skip Torgerson Skip Torgerson ... Bill Leeds
Theodora Davitt Theodora Davitt ... Sharon Lee (as Theodora Pavitt)
Eugene Persson Eugene Persson ... Stan Osgood (as Gene Persson)
Denver Pyle ... Ted Bickford
Walter Brooke ... Mr. Webster
Cathy Lewis ... Mrs. Nickerson
Joe Sonessa Joe Sonessa ... Larry Bronsen (as Joseph Sonessa)
Onslow Stevens ... Jim Nickerson
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Storyline

An unruly teenage gang, led by Mark Damon, gets their kicks by crashing square teen parties around town. At an innocent teen gathering, Damon charms rich spoiled brat Connie Stevens into accompanying him to a motel party and she drags along her decent young date (ex-child star Bobby Driscoll). While there, Damon discovers his alcoholic mother (Doris Dowling), who falls down a flight of stairs while struggling to get away from her son. Along the way, we get to know the kids' parents who provide us with an insight as to their children's troubled lives. Both Farmer and Driscoll's last movie before moving to television work. Written by alfiehitchie

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psychotronic film | party | See All (2) »

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Who are the delinquents- kids or their "respectable" parents?

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria dos Jovens Maus See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Intended as Frances Farmer's comeback after a sixteen-year absence. She never made another film after it but left for Indianapolis shortly after her work on it was completed to host a local TV show, "Frances Farmer Presents". See more »

Goofs

Climax of movie involves various characters invited to or crashing party at the much-mentioned Lodge Motel - but when characters finally arrive, sign outside hostelry reads Pacific Hill (or Hills) Hotel. See more »

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Mrs. Nickerson: Why don't you go over to Josh's house and drive his mother crazy?
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I ain't been to a marvelous party
29 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I'm not sure what Frances Farmer was thinking if she thought her old studio Paramount was giving her a comeback vehicle with The Party Crashers. This film is one trashy youth exploitative flick from the late 50s. Not only was this not a comeback vehicle, but it was a last screen effort for two very tragic figures Farmer and former Disney child star Bobby Driscoll.

Denver Pyle and Farmer are Driscoll's parents and he's dating town tramp Connie Stevens when one night the brooding James Dean wannabe Mark Damon takes her from him. This starts a chain of events that leads to one death and one kid explaining things to the cops. It seems as though these are a bunch of rich bored kids who keep looking for parties every night. Nice to have money to indulge yourself like that.

The only one who has a meaty role of any kind is Doris Dowling who is Damon's mother with Onslow Stevens as his father. She's the adult version of Connie Stevens and her character has some bite to it. Dowling knows this is a turkey so she struts her stuff and gobbles.

Only Connie Stevens moved from The Party Crashers, she got a nice career with Warner Brothers very shortly.

Frances Farmer should have left with Son Of Fury being her last film.


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