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Youngblood Hawke (1964)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 November 1964 (USA)
Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles... See full summary »

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Herman Wouk (novel), Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Arthur Youngblood Hawke
Suzanne Pleshette ... Jeanne Green
Geneviève Page ... Frieda Winter (as Genevieve Page)
Eva Gabor ... Fannie Prince
Mary Astor ... Irene Perry
Lee Bowman ... Jason Prince
Edward Andrews ... Quentin Judd
Don Porter ... Ferdie Lax
Mildred Dunnock ... Sarah Hawke
Kent Smith ... Paul Winter Sr.
John Dehner ... Scotty Hawke
John Emery ... Georges Peydal
Mark Miller ... Ross Hodge
Hayden Rorke ... Mr. Givney
Werner Klemperer ... Mr. Leffer
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Storyline

Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles' mineral rights. Sarah, however, may be more astute in the matters of business than her son. In his spare time, Arthur is writing a novel under the pen name Youngblood Hawke, it, his first, which he is able to sell to a New York publishing house. As such, Arthur moves to New York City while he works on the necessary rewrites and contemplates his next novel, which he knows can and will pour out of him. Even before that first novel, Alms of Oblivion, is published, Arthur is the toast of certain literary circles in New York. Naive to the ways of the business, he gets caught up in this new life, in having to deal with the publishers, agents, managers, lawyers, critics, theater people who want him to translate the work into a play, and movie types who want to purchase the movie rights. He has to decide ... Written by Huggo

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The International Jet Set...and Youngblood Hawke belonged. All the way from a Kentucky shack to the black-tie intimacies of a Fifth Avenue penthouse. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur Hawke - Ein Mann kam nach New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Virgie, Kentucky, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Geneviève Page had requested an English diction coach for her role because her accent was so thick and she feared that she would be hard to interpret. For some unexplained reason she was never given one and her character thus has a French accent. To cover up this discrepancy, there is one instance where her character speaks French to someone on the phone, making it clear that the character is a native French-speaker. See more »

Goofs

When Ferdie's date is warming her behind on the heat of the fire in the fireplace at Arthur's cabin in Kentucky, her mouth movements, at one point, do not match the audio dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Quentin Judd: Ladies and gentlemen, may the stag outrun the hounds!
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Franciscus perfect in title role
19 April 2014 | by superstarmoneySee all my reviews

James Franciscus was perfectly cast in the title role of Youngblood Hawke. he was a excellent intense actor who always gave his all. fact is he was handsome and very talented who should have became a major star and this film should have given him the success he deserved. Franciscus commands the film along with great dramatic scenes with Genevieve Page. don't know why the film was poorly received and why his critics on here make false comments about him and his acting. if you wanna see a good soap opera story with attractive leads, then watch this film. i liked it and it keeps your interest. the film is loosely based on Thomas Wolfe from a novel by Herman Wouk.


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