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This Rebel Breed (1960)

Damon's in black-face as blacks take on whites who take on Hispanics in this very entertaining teenage gang war extravaganza. Teenage punks slice and dice each other, turn innocent young ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Moreno ... Lola Montalvo
Mark Damon ... Frank Serano
Gerald Mohr ... Lt. Robert Brooks
Jay Novello ... Papa Montalvo
Eugene Mazzola ... Rudy Montalvo (as Eugene Martin)
Tom Gilson ... Muscles
Richard Rust ... Buck Madison
Douglas Hume Douglas Hume ... Don Walters (as Doug Hume)
Richard Laurier Richard Laurier ... Manuel Montalvo
Don Eitner ... Jimmy Wallace
Dyan Cannon ... Wiggles (as Diane Cannon)
Ken Miller Ken Miller ... Winnie (as Kenny Miller)
Al Freeman Jr. ... Satchel (as Al Freeman)
Charles Franc Charles Franc ... Elliott - aka Scratch
Ike Jones Ike Jones ... Latimer
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Damon's in black-face as blacks take on whites who take on Hispanics in this very entertaining teenage gang war extravaganza. Teenage punks slice and dice each other, turn innocent young girls into sleazy tramps, threaten innocent citizens, get involved in interracial romance, and sell drugs to local citizens. Whew! That's a lotta trashy behavior for one movie. Written by Anonymous

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With Blazing Impact The Screen Looks Squarely Into The Face Of Today's Wild Teenage Emotions Caught In The Cross-Fire Of Love And Hate! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lola's Mistake See more »

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All Gods Chillun See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gratuitous inserts featuring soft core nudity were spliced in for a 1965 reissue retitled "The Black Rebels". Douglas Hume reprised his role for the new scenes. See more »

Goofs

At the school Frank walks up to engages the Ebonys, he then does so a second time, due to a poor edit. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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When The Subtext Is Deemed More Important Than The Text
5 June 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

It's a drive-in exploitation movie which tries to say something about toleration, as Police Lieutenant Gerald Mohr sends in a man undercover to try bust up a middle-class marijuana ring, and pick up some evidence on who killed Don Eltner. They've got Mexican Richard Laurier in jail, but he didn't do it. Meanwhile, blackfaced Mark Damon tries to get close to Eitner's sister, Rita Moreno.

It's the Los Angeles, suburban response to the urban THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, from the other side. It's a spiffy grindhouse movie, with lots of young lovelies -- it's Dyan Cannon's second film role, but while director Richard Bare and DP Monroe Askins aren't afraid to show you the real slums, there's a certain air of trying to overstate the case visually, particularly with the two-shot portraits, with one person standing downscreen to the left, and the other upscreen and to the right that seems trite after a while. That sense of making the point first and the story later gives the movie a lecturing tone that prevents it from being great.


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