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High School Confidential! (1958)

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85 min | Crime, Drama

A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him, and the "weedheads" are eager to use his newly ...See moreA tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him, and the "weedheads" are eager to use his newly found enterprise, but he has his own agenda. After an altercation involving fast cars, hidden drugs, and police, he's accepted by the drug kingpin and is off into the big leagues. A typical morality play of the era, filled with a naive view of drugs, nihilistic beat poetry, and some incredible '50s slang. Written by Ed Sutton See less
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Director
Writers
Robert Blees (screenplay) (story) | Lewis Meltzer
Cinematographer
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Updated May 30, 1958

Release date
Jun 13, 1958 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Russ Tamblyn
Tony Baker / Mike Wilson Tony Baker / Mike Wilson   See fewer
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Jan Sterling
Arlene Williams Arlene Williams   See fewer
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John Drew Barrymore
J. I. Coleridge J. I. Coleridge   See fewer
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Mamie Van Doren
Gwen Dulaine Gwen Dulaine   See fewer
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Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis   See fewer
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Diane Jergens
Joan Staples Joan Staples   See fewer
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Burt Douglas
Jukey Judlow Jukey Judlow   See fewer
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Michael Landon
Steve Bentley Steve Bentley   See fewer
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Jody Fair
Doris Doris   See fewer
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Phillipa Fallon
Poetess Poetess   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
William Remington Kane William Remington Kane   See fewer
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James Todd
Jack Staples Jack Staples   See fewer
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William Wellman Jr.
Wheeler-Dealer Wheeler-Dealer   See fewer
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Texas Joe Foster
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
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Diana Darrin
Gloria Gloria   See fewer
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Irwin Berke
Morino Morino   See fewer
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Mel Welles
Charlie O'Flair Charlie O'Flair   See fewer
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Louis Cavalier
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Kim Chance
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Drexel
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Ellis
Gwen's Husband (uncredited) Gwen's Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florida Friebus
Mrs. Linda Staples (uncredited) Mrs. Linda Staples (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Grabowski
Flat Top (uncredited) Flat Top (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Halton
W.O. Robinson - High School Principal (uncredited) W.O. Robinson - High School Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Hayden
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
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Loren Janes
Bert (uncredited) Bert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Jay
Angela Dale (uncredited) Angela Dale (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kevin Kelly
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Kitchen Worker (uncredited) Kitchen Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Kleeb
Miss Dodge (uncredited) Miss Dodge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rusty Lane
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Lanza
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Della Malzahn
Woman at race (uncredited) Woman at race (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Ollestad
Boy Monitor in Principal's Office (uncredited) Boy Monitor in Principal's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Park
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Regis Parton
Pete (uncredited) Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmen Phillips
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathy Reed
Mary Jane (uncredited) Mary Jane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Reed
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Reid
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steffi Sidney
Monitor (uncredited) Monitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Smith Jr.
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William Smith
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Phyllis Standish
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William Vaughn
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
David Wingate - Lawyer (uncredited) David Wingate - Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Westmoreland
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned Wever
Police Commissioner Walter Burroughs / Narrator (uncredited) Police Commissioner Walter Burroughs / Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 805 votes