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Young and Willing (1954)

The Weak and the Wicked (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 18 July 1954 (USA)
Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

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(as J. Lee-Thompson)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean Raymond
... Betty Brown
... Dr. Michael Hale
... Nellie Baden, inmate
... Pat, pregnant inmate
... Babs Peters, inmate
... Millie Williams, inmate
Jean Taylor Smith ... Prison Governor (Grange)
Cecil Trouncer ... Presiding Judge
Ursula Howells ... Pam Vickers
Edwin Styles ... Seymour
... Syd Baden
... Grandad Baden
Joan Haythorne ... Prison Governor (Blackdown)
Joyce Heron ... Prison Matron Arnold
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Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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18 July 1954 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Prolific character actress Marianne Stone appears unbilled as a fellow prisoner who comforts Diana Dors' character. See more »

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Referenced in Grantchester: Episode #2.3 (2016) See more »

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Super cameos and humour
29 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although there was probably some serious intent behind the film's premise e.g. the open prison system, social comment on post-war England as class barriers are breaking down which are interspersed throughout, it is the gentle humour that lifts it above the mediocre. Superb cameos from the great Athene Seyler and Sybil Thorndike playing two friends who plot to 'do in' an elderly admirer is made a great deal of by the director. The central story involving Glynis Johns is well told and each of the film's subsequent yarns make for a light but thoroughly enjoyable whole.


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