Rising young German leading man Horst Buccholz followed up his award-winning performance in Sky Without Stars with his starring role in Die Halbstarken. The title translates to "The Half-Strong Ones", in reference to the film's juvenile-delinquent protagonists. Though virtually irredeemable, Buccholz's gang-leader character is softened somewhat by his love for tenement girl Karin Baal. With the exception of Buccholz, most of the young toughs in the film are nonprofessionals, exuding a raw energy that many "pros" could not emulate. Most of Die Halbstarken was lensed on location in genuine gang-ridden urban neighborhoods.
Writer:Will Tremper (screenplay), Will Tremper (story), Georg Tressler (screenplay)
"Think of a law, they've broken it. Think of a crime, they've committed it." A tense, tough story of teenage gangs committing acts of robbery, violence, and murder. The leader of the gang ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Jeremy S (kr) wrote: These movies always have a group of college students...ever notice that? You can pick up this great watch at Wal mart for 5 bucks right now!
Alice (gb) wrote: Eight Couples. One Conversation.
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Shantel D (jp) wrote: Kind of funny in spots, but the movie as a whole doesn't stand out.
Kevin R (gb) wrote: Of course I'd like to do something for you...if you'd do something for me.A producer has to put in an alternate for his star performer and finds an unexpected all star that drives crowds wild. The owner of the show, a wealthy old man, falls in love with the star and she tries to impress him while not leading him on. She does fall in love but not with the wealthy owner. Will her new love destroy her budding career? "Three weeks like this and a leg ain't nothing but something to stand on."Lloyd Bacon, director of You Were Meant for Me, An Innocent Affair, Golden Girl, I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now, and San Quentin, delivers 42nd Street. The storyline for this picture was fun but not overly imaginative. The songs are a bit long winded but the acting is very good. The cast includes Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ginger Rogers, and Dick Powell."Next time you come to a lady's department...act like a lady."I DVR'd this picture off Turner Classic Movie (TCM) because I thought the plot sounded interesting. Well, it was okay and I definitely wanted to see how everything turned out but I didn't feel like this was excellent (and I was honestly a bit disappointed). Overall, I probably skip this picture."I'll give you a chance...because I've got to."Grade: C+/B- (6.5)
Kaleb R (ru) wrote: I love this movie. As someone who has worked in a restaurant, the personalities are real. I hope, however, some of the kitchen gags aren't