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So Young So Bad (1950)

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A psychiatrist and nurse overthrow the abusive heads of a girls' reform school in order to teach the "unfortunate" young women that they have a chance at healthy lives.


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Cast overview:
Dr. John H. Jason
Ruth Levering
Grace Coppin ...
Mrs. Beuhler
Cecil Clovelly ...
Mr. Riggs
Loretta Wilson
Dolores Guererro (as Rosita Moreno)
Jackie Boone
Enid Rudd ...
Jane Fleming (as Enid Pulver)


Idealistic and naive Dr. Jason arrives at a school for delinquent girls and immediately begins to try to make a difference in the lives of some of the inmates. Oblivious to the sadistic treatment of the girls by the matrons, it takes a rebellious girl named Loretta to open his eyes. Assisted by a female staff member, Jason finally gets proof of the abuse and threatens the head of the school with exposure unless he is given full reign to run things. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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20 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Runaway  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Rita Moreno. See more »


When Dr Jason brings Loretta into his office after being sprayed with the hose, her hair is almost completely dry. See more »


Jackie Boone: [Talking to one of the girls who is leaving] I don't want to see your ugly puss again.
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1 November 2002 | by (Laurel, Md, USA) – See all my reviews

This often forgotten movie is notable for having in the cast three actresses, very early in their careers, who became long term popular favorites. They are Anne Francis, Anne Jackson and Rita Moreno. All three gave fine performances showing the promise that they would all realize.

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