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Mad Youth (1940)

 |  Drama  |  5 May 1940 (USA)
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A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

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Marian Morgan
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Lucy Morgan
Willy Castello ...
Count DeHoven
Betty Atkinson ...
Helen Johnson
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Pearl Tolson ...
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Monte Collins ...
Stewart, Singing Bridge Player (as Monty Collins)
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A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

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A PAID ROMANCE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Girls of the Underworld  »

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Jane, piano player at Bridge party: Want to play, Stewart?
Stewart, Singing Bridge Player: Oh, I suppose so, but I don't like Bridge. My brother lost his wife playing Bridge.
Jane, piano player at Bridge party: You mean to say your brother bet his wife on a Bridge game?
Stewart, Singing Bridge Player: No, she trumped his ace, and he shot her!
Jane, piano player at Bridge party: That'll never happen to you, you old woman hater.
Stewart, Singing Bridge Player: I'm not a woman hater, I'm just a happy bachelor!
Jane, piano player at Bridge party: I should think lifelong bachelorhood would be pretty lonely.
Stewart, Singing Bridge Player: Oh, well, if it was good enough for my father, I guess it's good enough for me!
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Castello, not Costello
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is quite mature in its themes, and i recommend it as a better than average "exploitation" film. It stars Willam (Willy) Castello, the suave, often villainous Dutch-born actor, as the Count de Hoven. This is not the same actor as William Costello, born in Rhode Island, USA, who voiced Popeye. It is also of interest to note that some scenes from "Mad Youth" were later excerpted and used alongside other Willy Castello exploitation film clips to make an entirely new feature, "Confessions of a Vice Baron," in which the Castello character narrates his life of crime and multiple name-changes -- as if every character he had played in each of the earlier movies had been one man in disguise. I have never seen another movie that uses this device, and so i have made an effort to watch every film that contributed to "Confessions of a Vice Baron." So far, "Mad Youth" is by far the best of the lot.


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