Because They're Young

Because They're Young (1960)

Whoever you are, you're in this picture! Because this tells of youth's challenge to grown-ups who can't understand!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1960-04-01
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 5 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Drexel Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Director Paul Wendkos' 1960 film adaptation of the controversial novel "Harrison High", about an idealistic young high-school teacher dealing with over-sexed and troubled teenagers, is notable for its casting of newcomer Dick Clark in the starring role. Others in the cast include Tuesday Weld, Michael Callan, Victoria Shaw, Roberta Shore, Warren Berlinger, Doug McClure, Linda Watkins, Rudy Bond, Philip Coolidge, Stephen Talbot, Kathryn Card, James Darren, Duane Eddy, The Rebels and Bess Flowers.

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Writing John Farris Novel
Directing Paul Wendkos Director
Writing James Gunn Writer
Sound Harold Lee Sound Recordist