The Young Savages

The Young Savages

The Young Savages A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't ... The Young Savages is what used to be called a "thinking man's picture" about a potentially lurid subject: urban juvenile delinquency. A blind Puerto Rican boy is knifed to death in Spanish Harlem,

The Young Savages

and three teenage gang members are accused of the crime. Politically ambitious assistant DA Burt Lancaster initially presses for the conviction of all three boys. But as he gets deeper into the case, he realizes that what appears cut-and-dried on the surface is tortuously complex: for starters, the murder victim was hardly the paragon of virtue that the prosecution claims. Despite pressure from his superiors and from members of The Young Savages (1961) The Young Savages

The Young Savages

Average Rating: 6/10 Reviews Counted: 6 Fresh: 3 Rotten: 3

The Young Savages

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet. AUDIENCE SCORE 46% liked it Average Rating: 3.3/5 User Ratings: 146 Movie Info The Young Savages is what used to be called a "thinking man's picture" about a potentially lurid subject : urban juvenile delinquency. A blind Puerto Rican boy is knifed to death in Spanish Harlem, and three teenage gang members are accused of the crime. Politically ambitious assistant DA Burt Lancaster initially presses for the conviction of all three boys. But as he gets deeper into the case, he realizes that what appears cut-and-dried on the surface is tortuously complex: for starters,

The Young Savages

the murder victim was hardly the paragon of virtue that the prosecution claims. Despite pressure from his superiors and from members of the accused boys' gang (who at one point threaten Lancaster's wife Dina Merrill with a switchblade, Lancaster nonetheless sees to it that justice is properly administered. The defendants are portrayed with varying degrees of Brando/Dean "method" by John Davis Chandler, Neil Nephew and Stanley Kristien; more believable, less affected performances are rendered by Shelley Winters, Pilar Seurat and Telly Savalas. Filmed on location in New York, The Young Savages was based on the Evan Hunter novel A Matter of Conviction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Young Savages

Rating: NR Genre: Classics, Drama Directed By: John Frankenheimer Written By: J.P. Miller, Edward Anhalt In Theaters: May 24, 1961 wide On Disc/Streaming: Sep 23, 2014 Runtime: 110 minutes Studio: United Artists

The Young Savages

Watch it now Watch now Watch now Cast Burt Lancaster as Hank Bell Dina Merrill as Karin Bell Shelley Winters as Mary diPace Edward Andrews as R. Daniel Cole Telly Savalas as Detective Lt. Gunderson Vivian Nathan as Mrs. Escalante Larry Gates as Randolph Pilar Seurat as Louisa Escalante Jody Fair as Angela Rugiello Roberta Shore as Jenny Bell Milton Selzer as Walsh Robert Burton as Judge David Stewart as Barton Stanley Kristien as Danny di Pace John Davis Chandler as Arthur Reardon Neil Nephew as Anthony Aposto Luis Sosa Arroyo as Zorro Jose Perez as Roberto Escalante Richard Velez as Gargantua William Sargent as Soames Chris Robinson as Pretty Boy Stanley Adams as Lt. Hardy Bill Quinn as Capt. Larsen Linda Danzil as Maria Amora

The Young Savages

quaint to the point of incoherence and inconsequence March 24, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review… Walter Chaw Film Freak Central

The Young Savages

It's a West Side Story without the romance and music. January 2, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review… Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews View All Critic Reviews (6) Audience Reviews for The Young Savages ½

The Young Savages

The Young Savages

frankenhiemers' early film, The Young Savages, is a film I found underrated. The film opens with a gang, that look like they're straight out of West Side Story, attacking a young blind boy. A conservative prosecutor is assigned to the case, who has a closer connection than what meets the eye. What I found fascinating about this film, which was released in 1961, is how out dated it was. How is this a good thing? The film brought me back into the world of the 1960s, the traditionalism, the things that would be brushed off now were scandals in this town. I'm not a golden age person, but I did feel that I went into a time machine. The film doesn't only focus on the case, but the racial tensions surrounding it. Burt Lancaster stars in this film, and had a solid performances. The savages depicted weren't great actors, but they passed. The film did have scenes that I felt were dispensable , like the train and elevator scenes, which don't contribute to the story. I was hooked on the story line though, and despite the cheesiness, I was paying full attention to the faith of the boys.

Title : The Young Savages

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 1482 Votes

Runtime :  103 mins

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