Teenage Rebel (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Teenage Rebel was the misleadingly lurid title bestowed upon this film version of Edith R. Sommer's Broadway play A Roomful of Roses. Ginger Rogers heads the cast as Nancy Fallon, a divorcee who has trouble communicating with 15-year-old daughter Dodie (Betty Lou Keim). Left in the custody of her father, Dodie feels as though her mother has deserted her. The situation doesn't improve very much when Nancy marries Jay (Michael Rennie), providing her daughter with another excuse for resentment and petulance. The responsibility for resolving this dilemma is laid at the feet of Jay's young son Larry (Rusty Swope). Teenage Rebel represents the film debut of Warren Berlinger, superbly repeating his stage role as one of Keim's school chums.

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adolescence, brother, conflict, daughter, divorce, family, father, home, rebel, remarriage, step-relative, teenagers, understanding