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Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | July 1958 (USA)
A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Vaughn ... The Symbol Maker's Teenage Son
Darah Marshall Darah Marshall ... The Blond Maiden
Leslie Bradley ... The Symbol Maker
Frank DeKova ... The Black-Bearded One (as Frank De Kova)
Charles Thompson Charles Thompson ... Member of the Tribe
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... The Symbol Maker's Wife
Jonathan Haze ... The Curly-Haired Boy
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Fair-Haired Boy / Man from Burning Plains / Tom-Tom Player / Bear
Ed Nelson ... Blond Tribe Member
Robert Shayne ... The Fire Maker
Marshall Bradford Marshall Bradford ... Member of the Tribe
Joseph Hamilton ... Member of the Tribe (as Joseph H. Hamilton)
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Storyline

Robert Vaughn stars as a white 25-year-old teenage caveman with styled hair who seeks to discover what is in the uncharted jungles beyond his tribe's campsite. It is against the Word (and the Word is the Law), but he breaks it anyway. Soon he discovers a strange creature which kills with its touch. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Prehistoric Rebels Against Prehistoric Monsters! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prehistoric World See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "monster suit" that is worn by the outsider, is used again in Night of the Blood Beast (1958). See more »

Goofs

Some of the cave men have "farmers' tans." See more »

Quotes

The Symbol Maker: [speaking to his woman] Where's the boy?
[she points her finger out there]
The Symbol Maker: Beyond the river?
[he walks away]
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Connections

Remade as Teenage Caveman (2002) See more »

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Teenage Caveman (1958) *
18 October 2006 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

Even dependable ace director Roger Corman wasn't able to turn this dud into something steadily worth watching. It stars THE MAN FROM UNCLE's Robert Vaughn as a 26-year-old "boy" who defies his tribe's law by daring to venture forth "beyond the river" to the other side, where he is met by quicksand and a few silly creatures. It's an hour or so of tedium, but we do get a hearty laugh in seeing Robert Shayne looking ridiculous as a bearded caveman in sheepskin and sporting a Shemp Howard haircut. The ending of the film is at least interesting, though it's not worth the trip to make it that far.

* out of ****


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