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
George blows out all but one of his birthday candles. When the view changes from over George's shoulder to a position over his father's shoulder, all the candles are out, but when it changes back, the one candle is again lit. See more
George La Main
Why's he get so burned up just 'cause I talk about Frances? She hasn't been around in a couple weeks. More. The way they were getting along, I thought they'd end up being married.
How long you, your dad and I live together?
George La Main
About sixteen years, since my mother died.
Yeah, since then. Sixteen years to learn better than to ask me something that your father won't tell you.
Am I Too Young
Music by Lyn Murray
Lyrics by Sid Kuller
Sung by Mauri Leighton
(uncredited) See more