Teenage Rebel

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Teenage Rebel
Teenage Rebel (movie poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Produced by Charles Brackett
Written by Charles Brackett
Edmund Goulding
Walter Reisch
Based on A Roomful of Roses
1955 play
by Edith R. Sommer
Starring Ginger Rogers
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Edited by William Mace
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 1, 1956 (1956-11-01) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $985,000[1]
Box office $1.75 million (US)[2]

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, Stuart A. Reiss).[3][4]

The film was an adaptation of the play A Roomful of Roses by Edith Sommer, with Betty Lou Keim reprising her Broadway role. Teenage Rebel was the first black-and-white CinemaScope film.[5]


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.[6]


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  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p250.
  2. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957.
  3. ^ "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ "NY Times: Teenage Rebel". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Teenage Rebel (1956) - Misc Notes - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hal Erickson. "Teenage Rebel (1956) - Edmund Goulding - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 

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