George La Main, just turned 17, suffers growing pains and is anxious to prove his manhood. That night, George's adored father Andy is savagely beaten by sportswriter Al Judge. Traumatized and unable to learn why it happened, George goes gunning for Judge. His mission becomes an odyssey through the town's seamy side, and his coming of age is more of a trial by fire than he bargained for.
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GRIPPING! Under cover of darkness a kid learns about life!
Did You Know?
This film marks the only screen acting appearance by future director Robert Aldrich. He was Joseph Losey's assistant on the film (not their only collaboration) and Aldrich often said that he felt closest to Losey of all the directors he had worked with during his long apprenticeship as an assistant - others included Charles Chaplin, Jean Renoir and Lewis Milestone. He also said, jokingly, that Losey had only used him as an actor "because he knows how self-conscious I am". See more
The birthday cake is obviously fake. Flanagan removes the cake from the bar by grabbing the cake in a way that would have covered his hands in frosting if it were real. See more
I mean, each of us has got secret things deep inside, and if we don't have someone we can share them with, we usually go all haywire. That's what I mean by lonely.
Am I Too Young
Music by Lyn Murray
Lyrics by Sid Kuller
Sung by Mauri Leighton
(uncredited) See more