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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 »
User Reviews:
"Intermissions over, back to your African Antics" See more (19 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 Lime ... Baby

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)

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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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 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:
Oobala BabySee more »

FAQ

Mamie Van Doren---When Did She Sign for "Untamed"?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Intermissions over, back to your African Antics", 21 June 2013
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

Quite a package, that Mamie, she never disappointed her Male Fans and showed as much curvaceous charm as the Censors would allow, and always chose shiny material to accentuate the positive. She was more of a performer than an Actress or Singer/Dancer but she always gave it her all.

What emerged in most of her Movies was a proud B-Movie Star with no pretensions other than to Entertain. And that she did. It was hard to take your eyes off Her when she was on screen. She had that in common with the two other M's of the era, Monroe and Mansfield.

This Movie has a lot in it that defies explanation. In this Teen Rocker we have, for your consideration, Corrupt Judges, on the take Law Enforcement, Work-Farm Slavery of Youth, out of Wedlock Pregnancy, Migrant Immigrant Exploitation, and a Calypso Finale.

There are a lot of underwear shots, bumping and grinding, and that debaser of Youth, Rock n' Roll, that drove the League of Decency to put this one on a list. So overall, this is quite a slice of late 1950's Teen Life, at least what was being shown at the Drive-In, and is an underrated fun time with the added bonus of Fan Favorite Eddie Cochran on screen with a speaking part as well as delivering an Air-Guitar version of "Cotton Picker" (Baum-Baum-Baum).

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