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Wild Youth (1961)

Naked Youth (original title)
Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 September 1961 (USA)
Three teenage criminals break out of juvenile prison and head south to Mexico.

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Originally release to theatres in the U.S. and Canada as "Wild Youth." - Escaping from a detention Honor Farm in New Mexico, "Swith" (Steve Rowland) and Frankie (Robert Arthur) find refuge with Donna (Jan Brooks), a farm girl who is all of sweet-sixteen, and is in love with Frankie. But "Switch". an expert with a switchblade knife is a constant menace to the romance. When their beat-up jalopy breaks down they hitchhike a ride with Revis (John Goddard), a killer and dope peddler wanted by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Mexican Rurales. With Revis is his dope-crazed moll, Madge (Carol Ohmart). In an ensuing conflict between Revie and "Switch" for a huge doll stuffed with dope (other than Madge),the border police are closing in. Video titles changed to "Naked Youth." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939 @suddenlink.net>

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Naked Youth
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2 guys in Mexican juvie run away with help of a very fickle girl. While at the same time some guy buy's heroin at a bull fighting stadium somewhere in Mexico. After safely crossing the border back to the U.S. the guy with the heroin and his girl (a heroin addict) pass some hitch-hikers. They give them a lift, these hitch-hikers happen to be the 2 guys that ran away from juvie and the fickle girl. Now when you put juvenile delinquents, drugs, and a fiending addict in a car what do you get? You'll have to find out what happens from there. It's an OK movie, nothing great. It was pretty raunchy for it's time, but that's not saying much for today. No blood, no realistic deaths, no showing of actual drug use, no nudity, no sexual anything but the fickle girl kissing everyone. The only person in the movie I recognized was Carol Ohmart, from House on Haunted Hill and Spider Baby. She plays a somewhat believable heroin addict. It was an all right movie and completely worth the 2 bucks my boyfriend paid for it.


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