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All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)

The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli (uncredited)

Writers:

Rosamond Marshall (novel), Robert Thom (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Wagner ... Chad Bixby
Natalie Wood ... Sarah 'Salome' Davis
Susan Kohner ... Catherine McDowall
George Hamilton ... Tony McDowall
Pearl Bailey ... Ruby
Jack Mullaney ... Putney Tinker
Onslow Stevens ... Joshua Davis
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Bixby
Virginia Gregg ... Ada Davis
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. McDowall
Louise Beavers ... Rose
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Storyline

The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. Therefore, she leaves town on the train heading East. On the train she meets Tony who is heading back to Yale. Tony and his sister Catherine have one thing in common; they are both young, rich and bored with their lives. Salome goes to Yale with Tony and they are soon married, but she does not tell him about Chad or the pregnancy. Ruby takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet and makes a name for himself. Catherine leaves school and moves in with Tony and Salome, creating tension between the young couple. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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There are no rules...there is no limit...IN THE LOVE-HUNGRY WORLD OF THESE YOUNG SOPHISTICATES!

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Fine Young Cannibals See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Avon Productions (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film's title was the inspiration for the name of the 80s British pop-rock band Fine Young Cannibals. See more »

Quotes

Chad Bixby: Do you think I'm a fool?
Ruby Jones: I think most men are fools, white boy. And most women.
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Connections

Referenced in The IT Crowd: Moss and the German (2007) See more »

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A film worth watching for two reasons
20 July 2005 | by proggeySee all my reviews

This film suffers from most of the shortcomings mentioned in many of the comments above. Nevertheless, it's worth watching for two principal reasons: The breath-taking, youthful beauty of Natalie Woods, the most beautiful young woman I've ever seen, and the performance of Pearl Bailey, a fascinating personality and a marvelous actress and singer. Sadly, Pearl doesn't get to sing nearly enough (2 blues songs), but her part alone was decently written, and she acquits herself quite well in the meaty role. Wagner does a creditable job despite having to recite the idiotic and banal lines of his character, and the others are passable at best. Hamilton is borderline OK and Kohner munches the scenery something awful in most of her scenes. Were it not for Woods' stunning beauty and Bailey's excellent work, this one would truly stink.


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