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Young and Wild (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 24 April 1958 (USA)
Teenpage punk-hoodlums, Rick Braden, "Allie" Allison and "BeeJay" Phillips, steal a car and embark on a tragic joyride. While cruising around they run another car into a ditch, strike down ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Evans ...
Det. Sgt. Fred Janusz
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Richard Edward 'Rick' Braden
Carolyn Kearney ...
Valerie Whitman
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Jerry Coltrin
Weston Gavin ...
'Allie' Allison (as James Kevin)
Tom Gilson ...
Bruce 'Beejay' Phillips
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David Whitman
Emlen Davies ...
Mrs. Whitman
Morris Ankrum ...
Police Capt. Egan
Wendell Holmes ...
Lewis J. Christopher
John Zaremba ...
Sgt. Larsen
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Teenpage punk-hoodlums, Rick Braden, "Allie" Allison and "BeeJay" Phillips, steal a car and embark on a tragic joyride. While cruising around they run another car into a ditch, strike down a woman pedestrian, and then assault Valarie Whitman and beat up her boyfriend, Jerry Coltrin. Valarie's parents demand immediate action on the part of the police but that is hindered when the thugs threaten further harm to Valarie and Jerry, Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Scorching, Reckless JOY RIDES of Wild Girls of the Road!

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Crime | Drama

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24 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Juventud perdida  »

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In 1958, Republic Pictures released this film on a double bill with Juvenile Jungle (1958) and the tag line "The SWITCH BLADE and HOT WIRE SET!" Both films boasted of being "in Naturama". See more »

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Gives the police a favorable image for a change
29 September 1999 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

This film, while typical of juvenile delinquent stories of the 50s, actually gives some insight into police investigative skill and professional capability. They are shown as being truly intelligent people, a refreshing change from the usually degrading image where they seem a little less intelligent than others. As always, I enjoy these nostalgic teenage 50s films and this is no exception.


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