Dino Film Details
Overview: A juvenile delinquent (Sal Mineo) on parole receives support from a social worker (Brian Keith) and a girl (Susan Kohner) from a slum.
Tagline: First love… First thrills… First mistakes!
Review: Screenwriter Reginald Rose was one of the leading ‘social problem’ writers of 1950s television and film, but compared to Twelve Angry Men, Dino is pretty weak tea. Sal Mineo, doing his best Marlon Brando impersonation, plays the title character, a troubled teenager who’s just returned home after doing time for a warehouse murder. His father is a brute, his brother is a fledgling member of a local gang called the Silk Hats, and his parole officer (Frank Faylen) is worried. He refers the sulky youngster to skull doctor Larry Sheridan (Brian Keith), and the result is a predictable tale of a juvenile delinquent and the caring, liberal-minded social worker out to save him from himself. Rose’s screenplay is burdened with a surfeit of clumsy hipster slang and Mineo’s performance is nowhere near as convincing as his similar efforts in Rebel Without A Cause or Who Killed Teddy Bear. On the plus side, Gerald Fried’s strident score is effective, Dick Bakalyan raises his pompadoured head for a brief moment, and love interest Susan Kohner is an interesting variant on the ugly duckling stereotype. All in all, a completely average JD flick that could have been better.
Country: United States
Duration: 94 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Also known as: Dino,Dino, vred ung mand,Dino – der Bandit,O Crime Caminha Pela Noite,Killer Dino,Dino le tueur,Myrskyisät vuodet