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Because They're Young (1960)

Dick Clark , Tuesday Weld , Paul Wendkos  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Dick Clark, Tuesday Weld, Roverta Shore, Victoria Shaw, Michael Callan
  • Directors: Paul Wendkos
  • Producers: Jerry Bresler
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: SPE
  • DVD Release Date: May 4, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004X63SME
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,353 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

A compassionate new high school teacher (Dick Clark) doesn't quite realize what he's getting himself into when he becomes involved in the lives of some of his students. A showcase for Columbia's young tatent, the film also features Doug McClure, Warren Berlinger, Roberta Shore and Victoria Shaw.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all December 1, 2011
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A new school teacher (Dick Clark) not only clashes with the rigid policies of the high school principal (Wendell Holmes) regarding students but must deal with raising his adolescent nephew all alone. Unlike the nightmarish out of control high school of BLACKBOARD JUNGLE of five years earlier, the film focuses on a relatively "nice" school and the typical situations and emotions teenagers of the era were going through and for the most part, does a decent job of it. Still, the characters are pretty much stereotypes: The well intentioned teacher (Clark), the principal's pretty secretary (Victoria Shaw, EDDY DUCHIN STORY), the bad boy (Michael Callan), the good girl gone "bad" (Tuesday Weld), the jock (Doug McClure), the wholesome cheerleader (Roberta Shore) and the troubled teen (Warren Berlinger). Clark's limited acting ability holds the film back. The nondescript score is by a young John Williams but the film's title theme was written by Don Costa and was a big top 40 hit of the day. Directed by Paul Wendkos. With James Darren, Duane Eddy, Rudy Bond, Marlyn Mason and Linda Watkins (THE PARENT TRAP) as Berlinger's trampy mother.

The Sony MOD DVD is a pristine transfer in an anamorphic wide screen (1.85) ratio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Because They'er Young November 6, 2012
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This is a movie I went to see as a teen. It was Dick Clarks first movie and only movie. It brought back many fond memories. Great going back in time. Highly recomemded for an evening on the couch with a bowl of popcorn, soft drink and someone special, especially if you are a teacher or former teacher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic 60's July 29, 2013
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Just good music from the early 60's, Nice to see some of the stars again, when they were younger. Some of them have done really well. Pretty simple story, but always a moral and a nice ending for a change.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Nostalgia Piece June 3, 2013
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I had forgotten how trite this movie really was, and how bad the acting was. The producers didn't even use hit versions of records in the film. Because They're Young was played by an orchestra, James Darren was given terrible material to sing. However, it brought back memories and that's why I bought it in the first place!
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