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Youngblood Hawke
     

Youngblood Hawke

Director: Delmer Daves, James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Genevieve Page

Cast: Delmer Daves, James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Genevieve Page

 
Youngblood Hawke (James Franciscus) is a Kentucky truck driver who comes to New York City to make it as a writer. He meets editor Jeanne Green (Suzanne Pleshette), who sees talent in Hawke's work. Jeanne falls for the handsome Kentuckian and helps him put together a book deal. His first book is only moderately successful, but his confidence is lifted when veteran

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Youngblood Hawke (James Franciscus) is a Kentucky truck driver who comes to New York City to make it as a writer. He meets editor Jeanne Green (Suzanne Pleshette), who sees talent in Hawke's work. Jeanne falls for the handsome Kentuckian and helps him put together a book deal. His first book is only moderately successful, but his confidence is lifted when veteran actress Irene Perry (Mary Astor) wants to make his story into a Broadway play. Hawke soon discovers he is desired by many women, and the heartbroken Jeanne takes a job at another publishing company. His second book makes Hawke the toast of the town and the New York social elite. When Hawke has an affair with the married socialite Frieda Winter (Genevieve Page), her husband Paul (Kent Smith) discovers his wife's infidelity and sets out to ruin Hawke's career. His third book bombs, Frieda's son kills himself over his mother's affair, and Hawke's financial fortune takes a severe nosedive. He returns to Kentucky to work on his next book, but he contracts pneumonia before realizing that Jeanne is the woman he really loves. Good supporting performances from Werner Klemperer, Don Porter, Eva Gabor, and Edward Andrews along with the principle characters make this sentimental melodrama a success.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2011
UPC:
0883316390078
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Time:
2:17:00
Sales rank:
9,832

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Franciscus Youngblood Hawke
Suzanne Pleshette Jeanne Green
Genevieve Page Frieda Winter
Eva Gabor Fannie Prince
Mary Astor Irene Perry
Edward Andrews Quentin Judd
Werner Klemperer Mr. Leffer
Lee Bowman Jason Prince
Mildred Dunnock Mrs. Sarah Hawke
Kent Smith Paul Winter, Sr.
John Dehner Scotty Hawk
John Emery Georges Feydal
Mark Miller Ross Hodge
Hayden Rorke Mr. Givney
Berry Kroeger Jock Maas
Rusty Lane Gus Adam
Martin Balsam Actor
Vinton Haworth Scotty Hawke's Business Associates
Paul Langton Actor
Donald Porter Ferdie Lax

Technical Credits
Delmer Daves Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Gordon Bau Makeup
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Sam O'Steen Editor
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Herman Wouk Screenwriter

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