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This Rebel Breed

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • Richard L Bare
  • 92 mins
  • X

Summary

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.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Rita Moreno is the best thing about this crude and exploitative story of racial strife among teenage gangs of black, white and Latin Americans. She has some affecting moments as the Mexican girl whose white boyfriend has died in a gang fight. She then takes up with black Latino Mark Damon, not knowing that he is an undercover police officer seeking to stem the supply of drugs to high-school kids. A brief lecture at the end by a police officer hardly overcomes the relish with which the final riot is staged or the general air of sensationalism. West Side Story it ain't.

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Credits

Cast

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LolaRita Moreno
FrankMark Damon
Lt BrooksGerald Mohr
PapaJay Novello
RudyEugene Martin
MusclesTom Gilson
BuckRichard Rust
DonDouglas Hume
WigglesDyan Cannon

Crew

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DirectorRichard L Bare

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Pathe Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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