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Young Americans (1967)

A behind-the-scenes look at the Young Americans, a show choir made up of young singers who project an image of all-American wholesomeness as they tour the country and perform.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Diane Adams Diane Adams ... Diane
Phil Aubry Phil Aubry ... Phil
Nancy Austin Nancy Austin ... Nancy
Patricia Barker Patricia Barker ... Pat
Rich Chalet Rich Chalet ... Rich (as Rich Ciulei)
Dennis Heath Dennis Heath ... Dennis
Steve Henry Steve Henry ... Shoeless Steve
Nancy Hornyak Nancy Hornyak ... Nancy
Connie Karcher Connie Karcher ... Connie
Vicki Lawrence
Katie Mulder Katie Mulder ... Katie
Nancy O'Brian Nancy O'Brian ... Nancy
Ralph Pettiford Ralph Pettiford ... Ralph
Ken Prymus Ken Prymus ... Ken
Judy Randel Judy Randel ... Judy
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A behind-the-scenes look at the Young Americans, a show choir made up of young singers who project an image of all-American wholesomeness as they tour the country and perform. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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This film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature of 1968. However, when it was discovered that the film had been shown in a single sneak preview in 1967, the film was declared ineligible and the Oscar was withdrawn just days after the ceremony. See more »


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Catches A Time of Innocence
5 November 2005 | by BachlorinParadiseSee all my reviews

I saw The Young Americans in 1967 at the Cameo Theater on Washington Avenue and 13th Street in Miami Beach. I recall enjoying the singing of this highly talented group of "Young Americans". This film was made right before the explosion of 1968 & the "Hippie" movement which swept the "Young Americans". What really stands out to me was how the talented Ken Prymus went from being so slim and trim in this film to so heavy in the movie M.A.S.H. only three years later. I was so shocked that he had gained about 100 pounds. A really great singer and talent, whose weight increase, I feel, ruined a very promising singing career.

A cute film which captures an innocence which has long gone.

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Release Date:

October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yangu Amerikanzu/Utae seishun! See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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