Hothead (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this grim drama, an angry young juvenile delinquent blames his absent father for his woes. He, his buddy and his girl friend are hanging out at the beach one day when they encounter a hobo. For some reason, something about the transient reminds the youth of his estranged father. later that night the drifter breaks into the troubled boy's home and spends the night dancing and boozing it up. This clinches it for the youth who is convinced that only his dead-beat dad would behave in such an unseemly manner. Trouble increases when the vagabond attempts to rape the best friend's girl. The young man becomes so enraged that he attacks the older man. Fortunately his best pal stops them before something terrible happens. As the drifter wanders away, the confused protagonist still wonders if the man really was his dad after all.

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family, missing-person, father