The Young Stranger Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
After teenager Hal (James MacArthur) is arrested for punching the manager at a movie theater, he truthfully claims it was self-defense. When Hal's father, Tom (James Daly), a busy film producer, arrives at the police station, he doesn't believe his son's story. This bothers Hal because Tom is always so preoccupied with his work that Hal feels they don't know each other at all. Although Tom loves his son and arranges for the charges to be dropped, their relationship continues to suffer.

Cast: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly, James Gregory, Whit Bissell, Jeffrey Silver, Jack Mullaney, Tom Pittman

Director: John Frankenheimer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

Keywords: 1950s, Brooding, Growing up, Mother, Police station, Police officer, Emotional, Love, Father


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)