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Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | July 1958 (USA)
A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Vaughn ... The Symbol Maker's Teenage Son
Darah Marshall Darah Marshall ... The Blond Maiden
Leslie Bradley ... The Symbol Maker
Frank DeKova ... The Black-Bearded One (as Frank De Kova)
Charles Thompson Charles Thompson ... Member of the Tribe
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... The Symbol Maker's Wife
Jonathan Haze ... The Curly-Haired Boy
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Fair-Haired Boy / Man from Burning Plains / Tom-Tom Player / Bear
Ed Nelson ... Blond Tribe Member
Robert Shayne ... The Fire Maker
Marshall Bradford Marshall Bradford ... Member of the Tribe
Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton ... Member of the Tribe (as Joseph H. Hamilton)
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Storyline

Robert Vaughn stars as a white 25-year-old teenage caveman with styled hair who seeks to discover what is in the uncharted jungles beyond his tribe's campsite. It is against the Word (and the Word is the Law), but he breaks it anyway. Soon he discovers a strange creature which kills with its touch. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prehistoric World See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shot under the title "Prehistoric World". American International changed the title to "Teenage Cave Man". Years later, Roger Corman would be quoted as saying, "I never directed a film called "Teenage Cave Man". See more »

Goofs

Some of the cave men have "farmers' tans." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fright Night Part 2 (1988) See more »

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Poor production values hamper this 'camp' genre picture.
29 October 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Made in the 50s to cash in on the unexpected success of the "I Was a Teenage.......", this entry at least dared to be different. Corman shows promise in this early directoral effort, and the story does have a neat twist at the end (if you make it that far), All that said, the slow, dragging plot and the non-existent production values make it a chore to watch. Notable also for an early screen appearance of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Robert Vaughn.


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