The Wild Party (1956)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 21, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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Beatnik, rescue, kidnapping, slice-of-life, victim, club [organization], couple, jazz, man, player [sports]