The Young One (Island of Shame) (White Trash) (La Joven)
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The Young One (Island of Shame) (White Trash) (La Joven)
Luis Bu˝uel and Hugo Butler (under the pseudonym "H.B. Addis") adapted Peter Matthiessen's story Travelin' Man for this drama about a black jazz musician, on the run from a false accusation of raping a white woman. Miller (Zachary Scott) is a middle aged handyman on a small island off the southeastern coast. His neighbors are a 13-year-old girl and her grandfather. After her grandfather dies, Miller looks after the young girl, and they are the only two on the island until the arrival of Traver (Bernie Hamilton), a black man fleeing a lynch mob that suspects him of rape. In… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[The film] is full of poetic asides and unexpected developments, revealing Bunuel's dark, philosophical wit at its most personal."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It gets under the skin of these characters, but offers little relief."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"provokes more discussions about life's existential problems than more conventionally moralistic filmmakers"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"No other Bu˝uel picture boasts a more tangible, zestful feel for nature"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Zachary Scott and Bernie Hamilton star as deadly adversaries on an island hell in Luis Bunuel's The Young One, a rarely shown English-language gem about racism and pedophilia."
‑ Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A rarely seen provocative racially and Lolita-like themed drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Poets have said that eyes are the windows to the soul, but Luis Bu˝uel believed that our legs and feet revealed more about us than any other parts of our bodies."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine