Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

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Sgt. Walker
Stanley Clements ...
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Allen Martin Jr. ...
Johnny Holiday
Greta Granstedt ...
Mrs. Holiday
Herbert Newcomb ...
Dr. Piper
Donald Gallagher ...
Supt. Lang
Jack Hagen ...
Jackson
George Cisar ...
Barney Duggan
Henry F. Schricker ...
Himself (as Gov. Henry F. Schricker)
Leo Cleary ...
Trimble
Leo Curley ...
Spenser
Alma Platt ...
Miss Kelly
Jean Juvelier ...
Mrs. Bellini (as Jeanne Juvelier)
Buddy Cole ...
Buddy Cole
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Storyline

The reform school boy Johnny Holiday has to choose between his buddies who are more interested in living outside the law and those who want him to live within it. Through the careful tutelage of his reformatory drill sergeant Walker, who becomes a father figure to the boy, he eventually learns that life is far sweeter on the good side than the bad. Written by Robert

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The Story of the Teen-Age Terror!

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Crime | Drama

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5 January 1951 (France)  »

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Boys' Prison  »

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1.37 : 1
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When this film was re-released in 1955 with the title "Boy's Prison", it was on a double bill with Too Late for Tears (1949), which was retitled as "Killer Bait". See more »

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My dad was an inmate there and was in the movie
31 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is very hard to come by but there are some copies with Amazon.com for a heavy price. My dad was actually in this movie. He was an inmate at the boys correctional center when it was filmed and he was used as an extra. He is the dark haired messenger boy. He had a job selling magazines and somehow got in trouble and was sent to this place.

He was used because of his good looks and even had a small speaking part. He was the son of the great grandson of Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Nation. He is long since passed away and it would be nice to have it to pass down through the family.I haven't seen it in years and would love to have a copy. If anyone knows where I could get a copy for a reasonable price,please let me know.


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