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The Young Savages (1961) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Frankenheimer and produced by Harold Hecht and Pat Duggan.

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About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. The Young Savages (1961) stars Burt Lancaster as Hank Bell an assistant D.A. put on the case of three teenage Wops (Italians) that stabbed a blind teenage 'Spic (Puerto Rican) to death. A... Read full article


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During the commentary she did for the DVD of What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 Dina Merrill said that the treatment she received from director John Frankenheimer on this picture nearly drove her out of the business. He literally told her at the end of a days' filming that she was the worst actress he'd ever worked with. She said she went home in tears. It got so bad that her co-star Burt Lancaster came to her defense one morning by ridiculing the directors' "good mood" as evidenced by the fact that he hadn't insulted Dina yet.
Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters, who played former lovers in the film, were actually former lovers in real life.
When Burt Lancaster walked onto the set the first day of shooting, he was startled and dismayed to see the camera on the floor, aiming upward. Lancaster had never before worked with a director who used such innovative camera angles. He grew to trust Frankenhiemer, and they made four more films together.
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