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Platinum High School (1960)

95 min | Drama

At an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island), attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway (Mickey Rooney) - there to investigate the death of his son, who ...See moreAt an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island), attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway (Mickey Rooney) - there to investigate the death of his son, who he had been told died in an accident. The Mick(ey Rooney, that is) finds himself quickly in 5 feet of trouble (over his eyebrows), when he's met with hostility by the school's commandant, Major Redfern Kelly (Dan Duryea), and the latter's sweetheart-secretary, Jennifer Evans (Terry Moore); intimidated by the cadet drill instructor, Vince Perley (Christopher Dark), and the P.E. instructor, Hack Marlow (Richard Jaeckel). Attempts are made on his life by a trio of cadets, known collectively as "the 3 beasts", and he's trapped in a 3-against-1 fight with rifles, Just to keep him tested, there's a big speedboat vs. small motor boat (Rooney's craft of course) chase through shark-infested waters. This happens right after he makes a startling discovery when he talks to his son's former roommate, 'Chip' Hastings (Warren Berlinger). The film was released in 1964 as Trouble At Sixteen, by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with Girls Town (now called The Innocent and the Damned, a rather descriptive title; considering the cast). Written by Les Adams See less
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May 13, 1960 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Mickey Rooney
Steven Conway Steven Conway   See fewer
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Terry Moore
Jennifer Evans Jennifer Evans   See fewer
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Dan Duryea
Maj. Redfern Kelly Maj. Redfern Kelly   See fewer
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Conway Twitty
Billy Jack Barnes Billy Jack Barnes   See fewer
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Warren Berlinger
'Crip' Hastings 'Crip' Hastings   See fewer
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Yvette Mimieux
Lorinda Nibley Lorinda Nibley   See fewer
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Jimmy Boyd
Bud Starkweather Bud Starkweather   See fewer
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Richard Jaeckel
Hack Marlow Hack Marlow   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Joe Nibley Joe Nibley   See fewer
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Harold Lloyd Jr.
Charlie-Boy Cable Charlie-Boy Cable   See fewer
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Christopher Dark
Vince Perley Vince Perley   See fewer
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Elisha Cook Jr.
Harry Nesbit Harry Nesbit   See fewer
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Mason Alan Dinehart
Bob Treadwell Bob Treadwell   See fewer
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Fred Coby
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Durrell
Drill Sergeant (uncredited) Drill Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Edwards
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Jochim
Dr. Longstreet (uncredited) Dr. Longstreet (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Landfield
Drill Instructor (uncredited) Drill Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Murphy
Cadet Phillips (uncredited) Cadet Phillips (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Reed
Drum Seely (uncredited) Drum Seely (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Winslow
Eddie (uncredited) Eddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 68 votes