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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 ... 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 ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prehistoric Rebels Against Prehistoric Monsters! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

During filming Robert Vaughn cut his foot when he stepped on a broken glass bottle which caused him to miss several days of filming. Another day he was bitten by one of the dogs. Again sending him to a medical clinic. See more »

Goofs

Although they are supposed to be "cave men," the men have combed hair and are cleanly shaven. See more »

Quotes

The Symbol Maker: [speaking to his woman] Where's the boy?
[she points her finger out there]
The Symbol Maker: Beyond the river?
[he walks away]
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Croods (2013) See more »

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well...
28 November 2018 | by infiltration-89987See all my reviews

Ok, this is a terrible film. The film dragged on and on, its action scenes were lazy, and the writing was pretty bad. But, the premise was cool. And as usual, Corman did a lot with very little. And if you consider it from a b-movie angle, it was pretty cool. I recommend it, regardless of its shortcomings.


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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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