A rebellious, pretty teenage girl uses any means, even murder, to get free of her protective aunt who is raising her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Aunt Mae
Rusty Lane ...
Sheriff Matt


Janice is a beautiful 17 year old who longs to be free from the influence of her guardian Aunt May. She also wants to get out of the small town she's in. She asks her boyfriend Stan to marry her so that they can run away. Since he doesn't have a job, he keeps putting of the marriage. Janice do something herself. She meets a man named Tex and lures him home for a drink. When she hears a car outside she starts fighting with Tex. She rips her clothes and knocks over furniture. A policeman who sees Janice with Tex enters the house. Upon entering the house, he discovers Aunt May's body. Janice tells the policeman that Tex killed her. The policeman accepts the girl's story. Then, however, Stan arrives. Having gotten a job he had come by the house to take Janice away. He found Aunt May's body lying in the spot where Janice left it after pushing her down the stairs. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Janice removes her shoes before going upstairs. When she enters the bedroom, her shoes are on. When she returns downstairs, her shoes are off again. See more »

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Extraordinary Performance By a Young Carol Lynley!!
30 April 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It is amazing that Carol Lynley, at just 15 and in only her 4th TV appearance, should give such a rounded, multi faceted performance of a very troubled girl. Unlike another reviewer, I found the tension there from the start as Janice's - "the young one" - high spirits just cannot hide a mounting hysteria. Instead of hanging out at the Soda Shoppe, she prefers to spend her time at the Woolley Bear, a local dive, and also getting exasperated at the manager who insists on serving her lemonade!!

She catches the eye of a moody drifter (Vince Edwards, before he became "Ben Casey") but even he finds her too much of a handful. She is determined to leave this town and if her wimpy boyfriend won't help, maybe Edwards will. Her dream is to flee this dreary 'burb and she will let nothing stop in her way - especially not her aunt who she describes as a tyrant but turns out to be just a worried older woman. Janice's scenes with her aunt who is caring and very concerned for the well being of her troubled niece will make you realise there is something very wrong with Janice.

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