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These Wilder Years (17-Aug-1956)

Director: Roy Rowland

Writers: Frank Fenton; Ralph Wheelwright

Music by: Jeff Alexander

Producer: Jules Schermer

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Andrews
9-Oct-1914 8-Mar-1985 Sixteen Candles
James Cagney
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Don Dubbins
28-Jun-1928 17-Aug-1991 The D.I.
Dean Jones
25-Jan-1931 1-Sep-2015 That Darn Cat!
Betty Lou Keim
27-Sep-1938 27-Jan-2010 Fran McCord on The Deputy
Walter Pidgeon
23-Sep-1897 25-Sep-1984 How Green Was My Valley
Basil Ruysdael
24-Jul-1888 10-Oct-1960 The Cocoanuts
Barbara Stanwyck
16-Jul-1907 20-Jan-1990 Double Indemnity
Herb Vigran
5-Jun-1910 29-Nov-1986 Television character actor
Will Wright
26-Mar-1894 19-Jun-1962 Character actor


James Cagney   ...   Steve Bradford
Barbara Stanwyck   ...   Ann Dempster
Walter Pidgeon   ...   James Rayburn
Betty Lou Keim   ...   Suzie
Don Dubbins   ...   Mark
Edward Andrews   ...   Mr. Spottsford
Basil Ruysdael   ...   Judge
Grandon Rhodes   ...   Roy Oliphant
Will Wright   ...   Old Cab Driver
Lewis Martin   ...   Dr. Miller
Dorothy Adams   ...   Aunt Martha
Dean Jones   ...   Hardware Clerk
Herb Vigran   ...   Traffic Cop


Review by anonymous (posted on 18-Jul-2006)

In my book this is one the best Cagney films I have seen. I was stunned that I had never heard of it till now. To really appreciate this great movie, you have to get the typical Cagney typecasting out of your mind. Still he does play some of the typical hard nose tough guy ...tempered of course by Stanwycks soothing calming character. Although there is no literal or proverbial "Song and Dance" in this role for him, the heart and passion he gives his character is touching and wonderful. Also, we have a well-written screen play on a subject that still touches so many lives today. The surprise ending really topped off this great story. Too bad they usually don't end up like this in the real world. July 18, 2006 Philip T. Sarlo

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