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Teen Movies

  • 1950s

    The 1950's was the birthplace of the teen film. Leather jackets, motorcycles, rock "n" roll & rebellious youths were introduced to the world. Marlon Brando (The Wild One), James Dean (Rebel Without A Cause) & Elvis Presley (King Creole) were just some of the big stars & big films that came out of the 1950's. This decade also marked the beginning of the "Gidget" craze & the JD films (Juvenile Delinquent). Who can forget Glenn Ford as the school teacher trying to tame his delinquent students in "B
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    Whatever - a history of Teen movies

  • The first teen film??

    The first teen film??
    Teenagers arriveThe Wild Teenager comes to the cinema. Gangs, leather jackets, bikes and attitude thunder into tinsel town and show the movie studios a new genre.
  • A Rebel on a thousand girls' walls

    A Rebel on a thousand girls' walls
    James Dean Jim Stark... a kid from a 'good' family - what makes him tick... like a bomb?
  • Blackboard Jungle

    Blackboard Jungle
    Blackboard JungleA controversial film which tackled the rise in violence in classrooms.
  • Elvis!

    Elvis The biggest Rock 'n' Roll star hits the screen
  • 1960s

    The 1960's was the decade of the Fabulous Teen Beach Movies. American International Pictures distributed most of them. Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Deborah Walley, James Darren, Dwayne Hickman & Tommy Kirk were just some of the stars that became household names during this period.The British arrived on the back of the Beatles and Merseybeat with A Hard Day's Night and Express Bongo.
  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo
    Beach The teenage franchise hits the surf and the dollars come rolling in. This film shows the big link between film and music.
  • 1970s

    Hollywood TeenagerThe combination of all the films to have been made previously meant the 1970s was a mixed-bag of ideas and styles for the teen film. The beach party theme was reflected in some films, but with a much more serious tone. Big Wednesday (1978) still placed the teenager on the beach, but with no sign of Frankie Avalon. Instead, John Milius’ film explores a much darker side to the teenager, and returns to ideas seen in Rebel Without A Cause. Clearly, the 1970s sees a much darker Hollywood teenager, a