Four Boys and a Gun (1957)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Long before he became entrenched in the public's consciousness as Sgt. Carter on Gomer Pyle USMC, Frank Sutton topped the cast of the minor juvenile-delinquent melodrama Four Boys and a Gun. Sutton plays Ollie Denker, a runner for a gang of bookies who gets into deep doo-doo when he rips off his bosses. To raise a lot of money in a hurry, Denker masterminds a boxing-arena holdup with three pals: Johnny Doyle (a very young James Franciscus), Eddie Richards (Tarry Green) and Stanley Badek (Bill Hinnant). When a cop is killed during the holdup, it is up to the district attorney (Otto Hullett) to determine which of the four conspirators fired the fatal shot. Four Boys and a Gun can be seen as a precursor to the bigger budgeted The Young Savages (1961).

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chair, cop-killer, courtroom, criminal, dilemma, District-Attorney, group, killing, lawyer, manhunt, nerves, police, possession, problems, robbery, sentence [penal system], shoot-out, teenagers, weapons, youth