Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)

Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)





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The "juvenile delinquent" film cycle of the 1950s, sparked by The Blackboard Jungle, resulted in such hastily assembled B-flicks as Columbia's Teenage Crime Wave. The "crime wave" of the title consists of the criminal activities of teenager Mike Denton (Tommy Cook). After escaping from reform school, Mike goes on a statewide shooting spree, accompanied by his girlfriend Terry Marsh (Mollie McCart) and victim-of-circumstance Jane Koberly (Sue England). Most of the film takes place in the farmhouse of middle-aged Tom Grant (James Bell), as Mike, Terry and Sue hold the Grant family hostage. Since Sue is really a nice kid at heart, the audience can rest assured that she will foil Mike's perfidy before fade-out time. One noted film critic has bestowed a "BOMB" rating upon Teenage Crime Wave, though it's certainly no worse than the others of its ilk.
Classics , Drama
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Columbia Pictures


Tommy Cook
as Mike Denton
Molly McCart
as Terry Marsh
Mollie McCart
as Terry Marsh
Sue England
as Jane Koberly
James Bell
as Thomas Paul Grant
Frank Griffin
as Ben Grant
Kay Riehl
as Sarah Grant
Guy Kingsford
as Mr. Koberly
Larry J. Blake
as Sgt. Connors
Robert Bice
as Patrolman Smith
Helen Brown
as Mrs. Koberly
Sydney Mason
as Bill Salisbury
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Another movie about dumb kids sticking their noses into guns. You can't really like any of the characters, as they're either mean or lousy. Most of the film takes place in a single room, which gets pretty old. The ending is unsatisfactory and doesn't seem to prove much.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Really not that bad of a movie at all. Preachy, sure. But it was made in the fifties. What were you expecting? (Made even better by a terrific MSTing.)

Jeff Bachman
Jeff Bachman

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