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Young and Willing (1954)

The Weak and the Wicked (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 18 July 1954 (USA)
Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

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(as J. Lee-Thompson)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean Raymond
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Betty Brown
John Gregson ...
Dr. Michael Hale
Olive Sloane ...
Nellie Baden, inmate
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Pat, pregnant inmate
Jane Hylton ...
Babs Peters, inmate
Athene Seyler ...
Millie Williams, inmate
Jean Taylor Smith ...
Prison Governor (Grange)
Cecil Trouncer ...
Presiding Judge
Ursula Howells ...
Pam Vickers
Edwin Styles ...
Seymour
Sidney James ...
Syd Baden
Eliot Makeham ...
Grandad Baden
Joan Haythorne ...
Prison Governor (Blackdown)
Joyce Heron ...
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Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Naked-Shame Story of Women in Prison! See more »

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Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young and Willing  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prolific character actress Marianne Stone appears unbilled as a fellow prisoner who comforts Diana Dors' character. See more »

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Referenced in Grantchester: Episode #2.3 (2016) See more »

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The Weak and the Wicked
2 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film as a child when it first came out. I disliked it intensely BUT obviously it could not have been as terrible as I thought since I remember it well. I did like both Glynis Johns and Diana Dors. If only these old films were available to us now, I for one would be very happy!!! I remember the cinema where I saw it. It was a 'flea pit' in those days with poor decor and broken seats. The cinema screen was taller than it was wide and the edges were rounded. This was very odd, I thought. I remember that the story dealt with women in prison and followed their misadventures both while 'inside' and after release. I remember being very impressed with Glynis Johns voice and Diana Dors curves. I also remember that the story ended reasonably happy for one but not the other. I was happy when it was over as I had been promised an ice cream for sitting quietly through it!


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