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Dangerous Youth (1957)

These Dangerous Years (original title)
Just after a young singer comes out with his first hit record, he is drafted into the Army.

Director:

Herbert Wilcox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Padre
Frankie Vaughan ... Dave Wyman
Carole Lesley ... Dinah Brown
Jocelyn Lane ... Maureen (as Jackie Lane)
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Mrs. Wyman
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Larkin
Eddie Byrne ... Danny
Kenneth Cope ... Juggler
Robert Desmond Robert Desmond ... Cream O'Casey
Ray Jackson Ray Jackson ... Smiler Larkin
Richard Leech ... Capt. Brewster
John Le Mesurier ... Commanding Officer
David Lodge ... Sgt. Lockwood
Michael Ripper ... Pvt. Simpson
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Hairdresser
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Just after a young singer comes out with his first hit record, he is drafted into the Army.

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One guy tried to cut him down to size - with switch blades! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Youth See more »

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Production Co:

Everest Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David McCallum's feature film debut. See more »


Soundtracks

Isn't This a Lovely Evening?
Written by Peter Moreton and Bert Waller
Sung by Frankie Vaughan
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my mission to watch old British films sometimes disappoints.
21 October 2018 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

I love watching old films,especially old British films.they show our cities as they were and it is fun to see star actors in their early years. Sometimes the films are good and it is great to find an undiscovered classic.

But I hate to agree with the only other review here of this film. It is interesting in locations and actors but is not great as a film. This is a Liverpool set kitchen sink sort of drama. I give no plot spoilers but it is fairly predictable.

The cast is interesting,Frankie Vaughan is the star,he is handsome but his musical numbers feel dated . Carole Lesley is the female lead,she is beautiful but I don't recall seeing her in anything else. It is Liverpool set but don't expect strong regional accents in 1957.


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