The Young Savages

The Young Savages

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 24th May 1961

Production compaines: Contemporary Productions

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Hank Bell, as Karin Bell, as R. Daniel Cole, as Mrs. Escalante, as Mary diPace, as Randolph, as Detective Lt. Gunderson, Pilar Seurat as Louisa Escalante, Jody Fair as Angela Rugiello, Roberta Shore as Jenny Bell, Milton Selzer as Dr. Walsh, Robert Burton as Judge, David J. Stewart as Barton, Stanley Kristien as Danny diPace, John Davis Chandler as Arthur Reardon, Neil Nephew as Anthony 'Batman' Aposto, Luis Arroyo as Zorro, José Pérez as Roberto Escalante (as Jose Perez), Richard Velez as Gargantua

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The Young Savages Review

Despite its pedigreed cast list, The Young Savages, John Frankenheimer's first feature film, is a relatively tepid affair, though it hints at a grittiness and edge that films that would come 10 years later would start to exhibit. The story involves a small juvenile Italian gang that murders a blind Puerto Rican boy, but Burt Lancaster's prosecutor isn't so sure the case is cut and dried. Interesting ponderation on racial tension, but far from classic.