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Rumble on the Docks (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | December 1956 (USA)
It's West Side Story, which was common back then.

Director:

Fred F. Sears
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Darren ... Jimmy Smigelski
Laurie Carroll Laurie Carroll ... Della
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Joe Brindo
Jerry Janger Jerry Janger ... Rocky
Robert Blake ... Chuck
Edgar Barrier ... Pete Smigelski
Celia Lovsky ... Anna Smigelski
David Bond ... Dan Kevlin
Timothy Carey ... Frank Mangus
Dan Terranova ... 'Stomper' Tony Lightning
Barry Froner Barry Froner ... Poochie
Don Devlin Don Devlin ... Wimpy
Stephen H. Sears Stephen H. Sears ... Cliffie
Joseph Vitale ... Ferd Marchesi
David Orrick McDearmon David Orrick McDearmon ... Lawyer Gotham (as David Orrick)
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It's West Side Story, which was common back then.

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The most savage teenage terror of all! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desenfreno juvenil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers put an asterisk after the title in many ads, explaining Rumble as "teenage slang for 'gang war'". See more »

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Get the First Train out of Town
Written by Freddie Bell and Pep Latanzi
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A Good B Movie from Columbia Pictures
22 June 2011 | by laurmartinSee all my reviews

This film is finally available. I got it at Amazon.com as a manufactured on demand. The DVD says digitally remastered and since it is in the widescreen format I believe them. Anyway, it's James Darren's first film and he does admirably carrying the film. He plays Jimmy Smigelski, the leader of a gang, the Diggers. Robert Blake plays his pal Chuck. I liked most of the performances, however, Laurie Carroll as the love interest for Jimmy was weak. I can see why she is basically unknown today. It's too bad they couldn't have gotten someone like Susan Kohner for that role. Anyway, the film is well worth a look if only because of how they managed in the 1950s to do a film about tough street kids in which no one as much as says damn and still managed to be convincing.


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