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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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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5 January 1951 (France)  »

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Boys' Prison  »

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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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one of my favourite family films of all time
17 March 2002 | by (wakefield, yorkshire,england) – See all my reviews

I have been searching for this film for over 35 years.

It used to be screened on an annual basis, here in the u.k in the early 1960s on our independent T.V stations.

In my opinion William Bendix was one of the most under rated actors ever.

No company in the u.k can seem to locate the film.

If anyone knows how I can obtain this film I would be extremely grateful.

35 years is too long to wait.


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