7.5/10
2,162
20 user 18 critic

The Young One (1960)

A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Peter Matthiessen (story "Travellin' Man"), Hugo Butler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Gérard Philipe, María Félix, Jean Servais
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The wife of a physician who diligently cares for the poor, grows weary of their dull South France factory town and pressures her older husband to move to glorious Nice, on the Mediterranean... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Georges Marchal, Lucia Bosé, Julien Bertheau
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Lilia Prado, Carmelita González, Esteban Mayo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A useless and bloody vendetta has been going on for ages between two families in this mexican village. Men, sons, have killed each other for generations, for a so-called conception of honor... See full synopsis »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Columba Domínguez, Miguel Torruco, Joaquín Cordero
Comedy | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Lilia Prado, Carlos Navarro, Fernando Soto
El bruto (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosita Arenas
Susana (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Víctor Manuel Mendoza
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Rosario Granados, Julio Villarreal, Tito Junco
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A partial retelling of Wuthering Heights in 19th century Mexico.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Irasema Dilián, Jorge Mistral, Lilia Prado
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel
Nazarin (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Macedo
El (1953)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Delia Garcés, Aurora Walker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Zachary Scott ... Miller
Bernie Hamilton ... Traver
Key Meersman Key Meersman ... Evalyn
Crahan Denton ... Jackson
Claudio Brook ... Rev. Fleetwood
Edit

Storyline

Game warden Miller lives on an isolated island off the Carolina coast. The only other inhabitant is Evvie, an naive young girl to whom Miller is attracted. Traver, a black musician on the run from a lynch mob after falsely being accused of rape, lands on the island. Miller wants to turn him in and remove him from the tryst, but Evvie likes Traver and protects him. A preacher arrives from the mainland to rescue Evvie from her situation, and Traver's presence is discovered. Miller is now forced to decide whether to turn him over to the mob and lose standing in the girl's eyes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"You tryin' to tell us a white woman lies..." See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Young One See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Producciones Olmeca See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a short story Travelin' Man by American author Peter Matthiessen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Polyester (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinner Man
Sung by Leon Bibb
Arrangement . Milton Okun
As recorded by VANGUARD RECORDING SOCIETY
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Who needs priests anyway???
25 November 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore" (1955) :the priest ,in the luxury of the bourgeois house ,can do nothing for the poor proletarian who has lost house ,wife and job......

"La Mort En Ce Jardin"(1956) :in the first part,the priests sing "Alleluia" in their churches when the dictatorship kills outside.....Later the heroes lost in the jungle will light a fire ,with the pages of the Bible!

But It was "Nazarin"(1958) which must be considered Bunuel 's greatest achievement as far as this subject is concerned.The whole movie deals with the life and times of a priest ,at odds with his hierarchy ,who tries to live like a saint and who will only get a pineapple (sexual symbol) at the end of his pitiful adventure.

"The Young One" continued in that vein.Although the priest is absent in the first hour,it's him who finally invents right and wrong as a doctrinaire religion imposes them on (more or less) innocent characters. The scene when the girl wants to bury grandpa with a bottle whiskey has something of all the old ancient pagan religions.Isn't it better than a cross?

My favorite scene remains that of the baptism,the girl's so-called golden key.It's almost a comical scene as the priest washes the body in the water and takes away the young one's sin.

It' a golden key to a rotten world:the black man understood that a long time ago ,he does not expect anything anymore from the white justice: this is not the part of a black man you could see in Hollywoodian flicks in 1960,no Uncle Tom and no Sidney Poitier style either..

"The young one' is a good movie,but I would not rate it as high as "Viridiana" or "Nazarin" the two greatest Bunuel achievements of the 1955-1965 era.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed