Lost Youth (1948)
"Gioventù perduta" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 April 1948 (Italy)
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Cast overview:
Carla Del Poggio ...
Luisa Manfredi
Marcello Mariani
Jacques Sernas ...
Stefano Manfredi
Franca Maresa ...
Maria Rivano
Diana Borghese ...
Stella, la cantante
Nando Bruno ...
Il commissario
Leo Garavaglia ...
Il professore Pietro Manfredi
Dino Maronetto ...
Giorgio Metrailler ...


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Release Date:

2 April 1948 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Laster  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Black 13 (1953) See more »


Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Lyrics by Gino Filippini
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Sociological study of post-war crime rise in Italy
18 August 2013 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

"Lost Youth" is not merely a sociological study of the post-war crime rise in Italy among the young middle-class, it is also a study of how family and friends can be completely blind to a sociopathic killer in their midst. The then new young actor Jacques Sernas (forever under-rated thereafter) garnered deserved critical praise for his chilling portrayal of the young 20 yr old criminal pursuing his agenda with enough sang-froid to freeze Europe. The bleak story gets a slight lift from young Massimo Girotti's performance as a tyro police inspector who unfortunately becomes involved with the sister of the perpetrator he is seeking. The black and white cinematography is pure classic noir cinema.

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