• The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

The Hoodlum Priest

Release Date: 1961

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Venturing into some of the roughest slums of St. Louis, Jesuit priest Rev. Charles Dismas Clark (Don Murray) dedicates himself to helping young ex-convicts who are struggling to rejoin a society that fears and rejects them. An especially wrenching case for the Reverend is Billy Lee Jackson (Keir Dullea), a troubled thief whose personal demons constantly tempt him back to a life of crime -- and may ultimately make him pay the highest price for a few desperate decisions.

Cast: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Keir Dullea, Logan Ramsey, Cindi Wood, Don Joslyn, Sam Capuano, Vince O'Brien

Director: Irvin Kershner

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Murray-Wood Productions

Keywords: Quest, Gritty, Transformation, Rescue, Underdog, 1960s, Prison

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