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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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MAMIE AT HER PEAK WITH GOOD SUPPORT! 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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In this film, Mamie Van Doren became the first actress to sing rock and roll in an American musical film.See more »
Quotes:
Lillibeth:Don't hit me in the mouth again, you'll break my dental plate.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Go, Go, CalypsoSee more »

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Mamie Van Doren---When Did She Sign for "Untamed"?
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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
MAMIE AT HER PEAK WITH GOOD SUPPORT!, 19 September 2004
Author: shepardjessica from sparks, nevada

This cool (1958, not 1957) bouncy fable with Mamie V. Doren & other good actors with good rock n' roll songs and a PLOT blows away other "exploitation" films made under Warner Bros. (B-movie) department. Mamie doesn't even hog screen time with her cool sister, played by Lori Nelson (the younger sister by one year), ...great dancing by actors, great locale and set, cinematography, issues, sexy girls, corruption, cotton-pickin', cops, black and white, an amusing cook named Pinky who spouts philosophy, clean towels and bad pay....Lurene Tuttle (from PSYCHO and MA BARKER'S KILLER BROOD) as a corrupt, in-love 50 yr.old with a clean-cut son who is a good guy, AND Mamie piping out 3 songs at appropriate times (while people rock n' roll) with keeping her threads on and being sexier than ever AND INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES.

An 8 out of 10, for sure. I'm very surprised of the rating of this film by the voters. Oh, well...See it again..it's a cool cat! I'm stunned and perplexed by the seemingly lackadaisical response by the IMDb public..seriously. Has geriatric boobism taken over the spines of folks watching a fun, (with relevant issues) in a undoubtedly exploitation flick of the late 50's, but the recurrence of good times is always prevalent in this very decent plot. The timing of the first song in first 20 minutes comes right out of nowhere, but the second song in the cotton field is like...OKAY. And these are the fun parts of this dramady that kicks it completely (as a B-movie). But, people should stand up for their tastes (or lack of). Once again, an 8 out of 10. Best performance = Mamie Van Doren. A cleverly written poem of Southwest Justice and all of the girls are beautiful in this movie (which helps when there's a real plot).

The final twists and turns of the final 1/2 hour shows why Elvis' post-Army color movies were all BAD. Anyway, I'm sure I'm babbling now, but give this one a shot; you won't be disappointed even if you're not into Mamie Van Doren or this style of analytic form about late 50's pseudo-exploit-low budget W. Bros B-movies. Try to find this movie...it's really nice.

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