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High School Confidential (1958)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1958
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren, Diane Jergens
Director:Jack Arnold
Producer:Albert Zugsmith
Writer:Robert Blees, Lewis Meltzer
Distributor:MGM

Description: Producer Albert Zugsmith serves up another all-star exposé with High School Confidential. Delivering a superb performance under the circumstances, Russ Tamblyn heads the cast as typical high schooler Tony Baker. Usually seen in the company of his voluptuous aunt Gwen Dulaine (the truly impressive Mamie Van Doren), Tony convinces one and all that he's looking for kicks of the controlled-substance kind. In truth, however, our hero is really an undercover narcotics agent named Mike Wilson, bound and determined to smash the operation of drug lord Mr. A. (Jackie Coogan). The once-in-a-lifetime cast includes such worthies as John Drew Barrymore (Drew Barrymore's daddy), Ray Anthony (then married to Mamie Van Doren), Charles Chaplin Jr., Michael Landon, and Jerry Lee Lewis as himself. This updated Reefer Madness is not to be missed! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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