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Release Date:
19 July 1957 (West Germany) See more »
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Turns a searing spotlight on teen-age 'cons' in a House of Correction! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Why didn't Hanes Her Way underwrite this film? See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mamie Van Doren ... Penny Lowe
Lori Nelson ... Jane Lowe

John Russell ... Russ Tropp
Don Burnett ... Bob Steele
Glenn Dixon ... Jack Landis

Lurene Tuttle ... Judge Cecilia Steele Tropp
Yvonne Fedderson ... Baby (as Yvonne Lime)

Jeanne Carmen ... Lillibet
Robert Foulk ... Sheriff Mitch Bowers
Wayne Taylor ... Duke
Jered Barclay ... Ralph (as Jerry Barclay)
Keith Richards ... Angelo
Valerie Reynolds ... Arkie
Lucita ... Margaritia
Eddie Cochran ... Bong
Wally Brown ... Pinky, the cook
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Farmer Collingwood (uncredited)
Robert Banas ... Dancer (uncredited)
Les Baxter ... (uncredited)
Jim Canino ... Boy (uncredited)
Michael Emmet ... Doctor (uncredited)
Terry Frost ... Farmer Yancey (uncredited)
William Henry ... TV Announcer (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Jim, Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Alex Montoya ... Morales (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... Cottonpicker Boy at Dance (uncredited)
John Veitch ... Farmer Jackson (uncredited)
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Directed by
Howard W. Koch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John C. Higgins 
Stephen Longstreet  story

Produced by
Aubrey Schenck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Carl E. Guthrie  (as Carl Guthrie)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Schreyer 
 
Art Direction by
Art Loel 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank M. Miller  (as Frank Miller)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Other crew
Joe Lanza .... choreographer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
In 1957, this film was distributed on a double bill with Hell's Crossroads (1957) featuring Robert Vaughn.See more »
Quotes:
Lillibeth:Don't hit me in the mouth again, you'll break my dental plate.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rolling StoneSee more »

FAQ

Mamie Van Doren---When Did She Sign for "Untamed"?
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Why didn't Hanes Her Way underwrite this film?, 21 September 1999
Author: Sterno-2 from Frederick, MD

Mamie Van Doren stars in this little teen-exploitation flick about two sisters (of which Ms. Van Doren is one) who are caught trespassing while swimming in a pond. The sisters are charged with hitchhiking, and their sentence is to work on a cotton farm whose owner is the secret husband of the judge who sent them there.

The cotton farm for these prisoners is a 20th century version of the company store, where the "costs" associated with their employment outpace their "wages", keeping them in continuous servitude to the farm's owner.

The filmmaker wastes few opportunities to showcase Ms. Van Doren in her underwear, or in tight fitting sweaters. Curiously, for supposedly being fed dog food, these "untamed youth" have a surprising amount of energy to pick cotton all day, and then dance the night away without a care in the world. Mix into the cast a beatnik cook who is out of place in this agricultural gulag, and you have an embarassing film that shows youth as rebels only in the sense that they do not conform to the arbitrary standards of the crooked, yet wooden authority figures.

If you want to see one of the first films condemned by the Catholic church, tune in to see why. If you want to improve your MST riffing skills, this movie is for you. If you want to see this as a double feature with The Grapes of Wrath, rent the Milagro Beanfield War instead.

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I probably wouldn't have pled guilty rootbeerafloat
Very sexual with homoerotic inclusion! patty-deville
Bras, Boots + Dog Food onegreendress
I Loved This Film ! kenolting
one of a 'bunch of' untamed youth? judah-17
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