The Young Savages
The Young Savages (1961)

The Young Savages is what used to be called a "thinking man's picture" about a potentially lurid subject: urban juvenile delinquency. A blind Puerto Rican boy is knifed to death in Spanish Harlem, and three teenage gang… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 1961
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2014
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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

quaint to the point of incoherence and inconsequence

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Dennis Schwartz
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It's a West Side Story without the romance and music.

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Kevin M. Williams
A murder in Harlem sets off the action here in this introspective about life in the urban setting, circa 1960. Often badly compared to West Side Story (w/o the… More
Daniel Dolgin
Frankenhiemers' early film, The Young Savages, is a film I found underrated. The film opens with a gang, that look like they're straight out of West… More
Randy Tippy
Hollywood depiction of juvenile delinquency in the tradition of <i>Blackboard Jungle</i> and <i>West Side Story</i>. Dramatic and… More
jay nixon
Solid drama of racial tension and prejudice well directed by Frankenheimer and acted with feeling by the cast. Lancaster is earnest but he is put somewhat in… More