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Youngblood Hawke (1964)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 November 1964 (USA)
Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles... See full summary »

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Herman Wouk (novel), Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Arthur Youngblood Hawke
Suzanne Pleshette ... Jeanne Green
Geneviève Page ... Frieda Winter (as Genevieve Page)
Eva Gabor ... Fannie Prince
Mary Astor ... Irene Perry
Lee Bowman ... Jason Prince
Edward Andrews ... Quentin Judd
Don Porter ... Ferdie Lax
Mildred Dunnock ... Sarah Hawke
Kent Smith ... Paul Winter Sr.
John Dehner ... Scotty Hawke
John Emery ... Georges Peydal
Mark Miller ... Ross Hodge
Hayden Rorke ... Mr. Givney
Werner Klemperer ... Mr. Leffer
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Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles' mineral rights. Sarah, however, may be more astute in the matters of business than her son. In his spare time, Arthur is writing a novel under the pen name Youngblood Hawke, it, his first, which he is able to sell to a New York publishing house. As such, Arthur moves to New York City while he works on the necessary rewrites and contemplates his next novel, which he knows can and will pour out of him. Even before that first novel, Alms of Oblivion, is published, Arthur is the toast of certain literary circles in New York. Naive to the ways of the business, he gets caught up in this new life, in having to deal with the publishers, agents, managers, lawyers, critics, theater people who want him to translate the work into a play, and movie types who want to purchase the movie rights. He has to decide ... Written by Huggo

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...the women, the wildness, the world of Youngblood Hawke! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur Hawke - Ein Mann kam nach New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Virgie, Kentucky, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mildred Dunnock plays the mother of James Franciscus. She was 33 years older than he, but they died within three days of each other--she on July 5, 1991, and he on July 8, 1991. See more »

Goofs

Hawke arrive at a New York City adjacent airport on the day before Christmas - traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year - yet appears to be only traveler in entire terminal. See more »

Quotes

Jason Prince: Something's gone wrong. The band isn't playing "Hail to the Chief"!
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Will Success Spoil James Franciscus?
19 October 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Handsome blond James Franciscus (as Arthur Youngblood Hawke) goes from small town Kentucky truck driver to successful New York City novelist. Nice editor Suzanne Pleshette (as Jeanne Green) desires Mr. Franciscus, but sexually arousing older woman Genevieve Page (as Frieda) turns the sheets in his bed. The problem is that Ms. Page is married to a millionaire and finds it difficult to give up her lifestyle, although Franciscus seems to be the most tempting in a string of hunky young lovers. Both Page's son Pat Cardi and Franciscus' mother Mildred Dunnock walk in on their passionate embraces...

Franciscus and Page are attractive and passionate in this trimmer, happier version of Herman Wouk's novel, but Ms. Pleshette is sadly underused. The story features the typical corrupting influence of life in the fast lane, with a stinging indictment of adultery. "Youngblood Hawke" benefits mostly from beautiful black-and-white photography by Charles Lawton, directed with occasional brilliance by Delmer Daves. In hindsight, the lack of expected Technicolor for this type of film is a plus. In small roles, golden age movie star Mary Astor and glamorous Eva Gabor contribute to the overall glossy look.

****** Youngblood Hawke (11/4/64) James Franciscus, Genevieve Page, Suzanne Pleshette, Mildred Dunnock


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