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Dino (1957)

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Adapted from his own TV play by Reginald Rose, Dino stars Sal Mineo (who also appeared in the TV version) in the title role. Sent to reform school for his complicity in a gang killing, Dino is released in the custody of kindly settlement worker Sheridan (Brian Keith). Despite the efforts by Sheridan and parole officer Mandel (Frank Faylen) to set the boy on the right path, sullen Dino intends to rejoin his old gang at the first opportunity. Only when he realizes that his younger brother Tony (Pat DeSimone) is in danger of becoming an irredeemable juvenile delinquent does Dino gets wise to himself. It also helps when he falls in love with Shirley (Susan Kohner), a "plain-Jane" girl he meets at Sheridan's settlement house. Rarely seen today, Dino is one of the better "j.d." films of its era.

Cast

Sal Mineo
as Dino Minetta
Brian Keith
as Larry Sheridan
Susan Kohner
as Shirley
Frank Faylen
as Frank Mandel
Joe De Santis
as Mr. Minetta
Penny Santon
as Mrs. Minetta
Rafael Campos
as Second Boy
Don C. Harvey
as Reformatory Guard
Kip King
as Allie
Byron Foulger
as Gas Station Attendant
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