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|
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
The film was based on a play, A Roomful of Roses, written by Edith Sommers. It was bought for production in 1954 bu Guthrie McClintock and Stanley Gilkek. In June 1955 Patricia Neal agreed to star.
The play premiered on October 17. The New York Times said the acting was "winning" and it was "written with humanity".
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."
The film was known as Our Teenage Daughter and Dodie before Fox settled on Teenage Rebel. In June 1956 Betty Lou Kenim was cast in her stage role.
Filming started in June 1956. The movie was the only film being shot on the Fox lot.
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