Fanning the flames of Eisenhower America's growing paranoia, Jack Arnold's High School Confidential! is the quintessential juvenile delinquency film -- celebrating the very sex-drugs-and-rock'n'roll culture it pretends to condemn.
Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story) stars as Tony Baker, the new kid at Santa Bellow High, whose
cocky attitude and ambitious weed-dealing enable him to infiltrate the gang of a local narcotics boss (Jackie Coogan). But High School Confidential! is much more than a hard-boiled crime picture. It's is a pop-culture touchstone, a Rebel Without a Cause without the angst, embellished by the insanely shapely Mamie Van Doren, beat poetry for the hep set, and, of course, the throbbing theme music of Jerry Lee Lewis.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 85 mins
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1; B&W