Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "hipster" dialogue bandied about in The Wild Party is reason enough to sit through this curious time capsule. Anthony Quinn stars as an embittered ex-athlete who seeks an escape from his dead-end existence. Unfortunately, Quinn opts for a life of crime when he ties up with unemployed pianist Nehemiah Persoff, petty thief Jay Robinson and mixed-up girl Kathryn Grant. The trio impulsively kidnap naval officer Arthur Franz and his fiancee Carol Ohmart, hoping to shake down Franz for a huge sum of money. Not unexpectedly, the whole scheme blows up in the schemers' faces.
Beatnik, rescue, kidnapping, slice-of-life, victim, club [organization], couple, jazz, man, player [sports]