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Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a local prison work program and the women get put in the cotton fields to work off their sentence. Tropp marries the middle-aged widowed judge in order to ensure a stable supply of cheap labor in order to undercut his competition. The prisoners suffer ill treatment, but the judge's son has signed on as a hired hand and begins to figure out the scam as he begins falling in love with Jane, and Penny dreams of making it big in showbiz. Written by
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You know what I found out about that food? Tropp's feeding canned dog food and he calls it "beef stew"!
Judge Cecilia Steele Tropp:
Oh, no, no! Russ wouldn't do a thing like that!
What do you mean he wouldn't do it? He's doing it! Mother, I saw the empty cans.
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On their way to seek fame and fortune in Los Angeles, top-heavy singer
Mamie Van Doren (as Penny Lowe) and her guitar-strumming accomplice
Lori Nelson (as Janey Lowe) are caught hitch-hiking. The sisters are
brought before a small-town southern judge. Apparently, filmmakers
decided the shapely pair would be more alluring skinny-dipping than
hitch-hiking, so this is how the film opens. The script says hitching,
but the visual suggests nudity (of course, their naughtiest body parts
are hidden). Looking sexy and sexier, Ms. Nelson and Ms. Van Doren are
sentenced to pick cotton on a farm...
They are treated very poorly by dastardly John Russell (as Russ Tropp).
He is secretly involved with matronly judge Lurene Tuttle (as Cecilia
Steele). Her handsome son Don Burnett (as Bob Steele) arrives to set
things right and romance Ms. Nelson. "Untamed Youth" features a
tightly-attired, ample-bodied and highly arousing Ms. Van Doren. She
sings pseudo-rock 'n' roll in a slip, swinging and swiveling. The
soundtrack highlight is Eddie Cochran (as Bongo) performing Les
Baxter's derivative "Cotton-picker". The song arrangement doesn't
really rock, but Mr. Cochran makes it seem authentic.
***** Untamed Youth (5/10/57) Howard W. Koch ~ Mamie Van Doren, Lori
Nelson, John Russell, Don Burnett
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