|UNDER AGE (director/writer: Larry Buchanan; screenwriter: Harold Hoffman; cinematographer: Henry A. Kokojan ; editor: Larry Buchanan; cast: Anne McAdams (Ruby Jenkins), June Adler (Linda Jenkins), Roland Royter (George Gomez), John Hicks (Prosecutor Adkins), George Russell (the DA), George Edgly (The Judge), Tommiev Russell (Mrs. Sybel Riley), Regina Cassidy (Dr. Vivian Scott); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Harold Hoffman; AIP; 1964)|
|"Well-executed courtroom drama."
by Dennis Schwartz
Buchanan ("Beyond The Doors"/"Mars Needs
Women"/"The Loch Ness Horror") is director and
co-writer with Harold Hoffman of this well-executed
courtroom drama set in Dallas. Most of the drama takes
place in the courtroom, with dramatic flashbacks
Jenkins (Anne McAdams) is the mother
accused of rape for encouraging her underage
14-year-old daughter Linda (June Adler) to have a
sexual relationship with the 16-year-old Mexican boy,
George Gomez (Roland Royter). The
viewer hears the case and must make the call as if on
The folk songs include "Boil Them Cabbage Down" (The Alpine Trio), "Turtledove Song" (The Lost River Trio), and the title song (Harold Hoffman & Larry Buchanan).
REVIEWED ON 6/8/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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