Studs Lonigan
Studs Lonigan (1960)

Based on James T. Farrell's classic fictional trilogy, this watered-down adaptation tells the tale of troubled Irish American youth as he struggles to grow up amidst the poverty of Chicago's South Side.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 1, 1960
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Pauline Kael
New Yorker

Clearly, Lerner didn't have the resources to do Farrell's characters and milieu justice, but it's an honorable low-budget effort ... and there are a few passages of daring editing that indicate what the film was aiming for.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

To cheer things up, a contrived happy ending is attached.

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