Teenage Rebel is a 1956 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Ginger Rogers and Michael Rennie. It was nominated for two Academy Awards; Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction (Lyle R. Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith, Walter M. Scott, and Stuart A. Reiss).
|Directed by||Edmund Goulding|
|Produced by||Charles Brackett|
|Written by||Charles Brackett|
|Based on||A Roomful of Roses|
by Edith Sommer
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Edited by||William Mace|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1.75 million (US)|
Nancy Fallon (Ginger Rogers), a divorcee who has trouble communicating with her 15-year-old daughter Dodie (Betty Lou Keim). Left in the custody of her father (Michael Rennie), Dodie feels as though her mother has deserted her.
- Ginger Rogers as Nancy Fallon
- Michael Rennie as Jay Fallon
- Mildred Natwick as Grace Hewitt
- Rusty Swope as Larry Fallon
- Lili Gentle as Gloria, teenager at the races
- Louise Beavers as Willamay, Fallon's Maid
- Irene Hervey as Helen Sheldon McGowan
- John Stephenson as Eric McGowan, Dodie's Dad
- Betty Lou Keim as Dorothy 'Dodie' McGowan
- Warren Berlinger as Dick Hewitt
- Diane Jergens as Jane Hewitt
Linda Darnell later made her stage debut in a production of the play in Phoenix Arizona.
Reisch later said it was one of his favorite films, saying "It was a beautiful idea: a girl, the daughter of a woman who had meanwhile remarried, comes to the house to meet her new family. [Edmund] Goulding directed it. We only used the nucleus, the germ of the play, and made a lovely picture, a big success. But it was in black-and-white CinemaScope; again we couldn't get the color camera."
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- LUNTS RETURNING IN PLAY TONIGHT: Edna Best and Brian Aherne Also Are Starred in Noel Coward's 'Quadrille' By SAM ZOLOTOW. New York Times November 3, 1954: 35.
- STRATFORD GROUP REACHES RUBICON: American Shakespeare Fete Opens Tonight With 'Julius Caesar' as Initial Bill By ARTHUR GELB. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]July 12, 1955: 21.
- A Roomful of Roses' Opens at Playhouse: Play by Edith Sommer Merits Bouquets Betty Lou Keim and Patricia Neal Praised By BROOKS ATKINSON. New York Times October 18, 1955: 48.
- PLAY ROLE TAKEN BY LINDA DARNELL: Film Actress Signs Contract to Bow Here Next Fall in 'Harbor Lights' Garbo May Do Play Harris Goes to London By LOUIS CALTA. New York Times July 12, 1956: 15.
- Story of 'Roomful of Roses' Seems to Have Some Thorns Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune May 10, 1955: b5.
- McGilligan, Patrick (1991). Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s. University of California Press. p. 243.
- Diana Dors Signed by R.K.O. New York Times May 25, 1956: 26.
- REPUBLIC PLANS 18 NEW PICTURES: Studio Will Resume Filming Operations in July With Low-Budget Program Columbia Signs Reinhardt By THOMAS M. PRYOR Special to The New York Times. New York Times June 15, 1956: 30.
- PROBLEMS SLOW ACTIVITY AT FOX: Story and Talent Difficulties Keep Studio From Planned Film Production Record Tony Curtis to Star Of Local Origin By THOMAS M. PRYOR New York Times June 16, 1956: 12.