Blue Denim

A controversial film in its time, this now looks hilariously dated. It's a prototype youth movie about kids who Go Too Far, with Lynley and de Wilde having to face the consequences of her pregnancy. The backstreet abortionist is naturally presented as the summit of all depravity, and the pair seem idiotically naive by present standards, but it does carry '50s atmosphere and the performances (Lynley especially) aren't too bad. But unlike Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause, there is no attempt here to come within a thousand miles of the real problems of adolescence.

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Philip Dunne
Screenwriter: Edith Sommer, Philip Dunne
Cast: Carol Lynley
Brandon de Wilde
MacDonald Carey
Marsha Hunt
Warren Berlinger
Roberta Shore
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