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The Young One (1960)

The Young One




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In this drama, adapted from Peter Matthiessen's story Travelin' Man, a black jazz musician is on the run after being falsely accused of raping a white woman. He settles in a small island community where he finds work as a handyman, only to be accused again of a rape.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Hugo Butler, Luis Bu˝uel, Juan Bu˝uel
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On DVD: Aug 7, 2007
Producciones Olmeca


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Critic Reviews for The Young One

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

[The film] is full of poetic asides and unexpected developments, revealing Bunuel's dark, philosophical wit at its most personal.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

No other Bu˝uel picture boasts a more tangible, zestful feel for nature

Full Review… | June 3, 2010

A rarely seen provocative racially and Lolita-like themed drama.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It gets under the skin of these characters, but offers little relief.

Full Review… | September 6, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Zachary Scott and Bernie Hamilton star as deadly adversaries on an island hell in Luis Bunuel's The Young One, a rarely shown English-language gem about racism and pedophilia.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Poets have said that eyes are the windows to the soul, but Luis Bu˝uel believed that our legs and feet revealed more about us than any other parts of our bodies.

Full Review… | November 8, 2005
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Young One


Bunuel in English! Wish the film was better. Bunuel's hallmarks are not all that visible beyond a taboo pedophilia element, and neither that nor the racism theme are treated with any notable degree of insight. Furthermore, Bernie Hamilton's jazzy character is saddled with some "I don't dig you cats"-like lingo which comes off rather stale and dated.

I haven't seen every Bunuel film (yet?), but I suspect this is the only one which might remind anyone of Russ Meyer!

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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