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Release Date:
19 July 1957 (West Germany) See more »
Turns a searing spotlight on teen-age 'cons' in a House of Correction! See more »
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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  (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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Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

The film was originally condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, but that only served to enhance the curiosity factor, resulting in it being a big moneymaker for the studio.See more »
Jane Lowe:[One of the workers has dumped an empty cotton bag on her head] Hey, why don't you warn a guy! With two heads you'd still be a moron!See more »
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Mamie Van Doren---When Did She Sign for "Untamed"?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bosom Buddies, 29 June 2013
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

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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