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So Evil, So Young (1961)

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A young girl is framed for a robbery, and sent to a harsh reform school, where she becomes the target of a vicious warden.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pollock ...
Miss Smith
John Charlesworth ...
Jocelyn Britton ...
Joan Haythorne ...
Olive McFarland ...
Sheila Whittingham ...
Natalie Lynn ...
Dormitory Wardress
Colin Tapley ...
Gordon Needham ...
C. Denier Warren ...
Bernice Swanson ...
Claire (as Benice Swanson)
Annette Kerr ...
Workroom Wardress
Anne Padwick ...
Dormitory Wardress


A young girl is framed for a robbery, and sent to a harsh reform school, where she becomes the target of a vicious warden.

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BAD GIRLS...and the not-so-bad...walking a tightrope of tension in a girls reformatory! Anything can set it off sky-high! See more »







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No Prison Walls  »

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Released after the death of actor John Charlesworth, who committed suicide by gassing himself shortly after filming ended. See more »

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Modest women in prison flick
7 May 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

So Evil So Young has a great title and an early appearance by Jill Ireland, but at heart it remains what it is: a Danziger Brothers production. That means a poor script, a largely unknown cast, and a minimum of thrills. The film hearkens back to similar American films like Caged (1950) but is, of course, a much more genteel affair. Nonetheless, this film is relatively interesting, being one of the few Technicolor films the Brothers produced. Perhaps the Eadie money arrived early that month. It's always fun to see these glimpses of pre-Beatles coffee bar culture in England, especially when you can see how bright red the glace cherries are on the buns, and there are a couple of brief snippets of early '60s rock and roll, performed by John Charlesworth as Tom, Jill's love interest whilst she's behind bars in a girls' borstal serving time for a crime she did not commit. Not to worry--justice is ultimately served.

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