The Young Savages Synopsis: 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 exactly as they seem to be. Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
The Young Savages marked Frankenheimer's second film after his unhappy experiences on his debut five years earlier, The Young Stranger (1957). Seen today, The Young Savages is still relevant though Pauline Kael's assessment of it in 5001 Nights at the Movies nails the film's main weakness: "You're awfully conscious that the picture means to be ...
- John Frankenheimer, Carter Dehaven Jr.
- Burt Lancaster
Directed by John Frankenheimer. With Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan. A D.A. investigates 3 white teenagers accused of murdering a blind Puerto Rican kid.
- John Frankenheimer
- Not Rated
An early film from John Frankenheimer, The Young Savages is a crime drama wherein three teen gang members murder a blind Puerto-Rican boy, and a district attorney (Burt Lancaster) is put on the case. However, the deeper he goes into the case, the more he comes to realize that not everything is as it seems.
- Contemporary Productions
- John Frankenheimer
Savages Synopsis: In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country.
"The Young Savages" from 1961 is another film looking at the rise in delinquency, this one starring Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Dina Merrill, and Telly Savalas (in his film debut). Directed by John Frankenheimer, the film is an attempt to get at the psychological reasons behind the murder of a Puerto Rican boy in Harlem.
The Young Savages stars Burt Lancaster as district attorney Hank Bell. He's assigned to a racially charged case in which three Italian members of the Thunderbird gang murder a blind Puerto Rican boy. The movie opens up with set teenagers walking over into what is considered Puerto Rican turf and pull out switch blades.
Based on Evan Hunter's best seller A Matter of Conviction, The Young Savages is set in an East Harlem mired in racial tension and gang violence. While prosecuting the three Italian teens who murdered a 15-year-old blind Puerto Rican boy from a rival gang, Assistant D.A. Hank Bell (Burt lancaster) learns that there's is more to this case than ...
The Young Savages (49) IMDb 6.9 1h 42min 1961 7+ An ambitious assistant prosecutor himself a child of the slums, prosecutes three white gang members for knifing a blind Puerto Rican youth. He discovers that justice in the case is not "open and shut".
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