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Young and Willing (1954)
"The Weak and the Wicked" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 July 1954 (USA)
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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.

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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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Confessions of an Ex-Convict Who Strips Bare the Raw Facts! See more »

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Super cameos and humour
29 September 2003 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

Although there was probably some serious intent behind the film's premise e.g. the open prison system, social comment on post-war England as class barriers are breaking down which are interspersed throughout, it is the gentle humour that lifts it above the mediocre. Superb cameos from the great Athene Seyler and Sybil Thorndike playing two friends who plot to 'do in' an elderly admirer is made a great deal of by the director. The central story involving Glynis Johns is well told and each of the film's subsequent yarns make for a light but thoroughly enjoyable whole.


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