TEENAGE WOLFPACK (Georg Tressler, 1956)

A distressing trend in Hollywood beginning in the 1950s with Nicholas Ray’s worst, least interesting film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and reaching its apotheosis with West Side Story (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961), grossly sentimentalized teenaged punks and antisocial youth. These films remain awash in whining self-pity, without any purpose apart from flattering its […]