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Untamed Youth (1957)

| Drama | 1957 (Argentina)
Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard W. Koch

Writers:

John C. Higgins (screenplay), Stephen Longstreet (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Penny Lowe
Lori Nelson ... Jane Lowe
John Russell ... Russ Tropp
Don Burnett ... Bob Steele
Eddie Cochran ... Bong
Lurene Tuttle ... Judge Cecilia Steele Tropp
Yvonne Lime ... Baby
Jeanne Carmen ... Lillibet
Robert Foulk ... Sheriff Mitch Bowers
Wayne Taylor Wayne Taylor ... Duke
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Ralph (as Jerry Barclay)
Keith Richards ... Angelo
Valerie Reynolds Valerie Reynolds ... Arkie
Lucita Lucita ... Margaritia
Glenn Dixon Glenn Dixon ... Jack Landis
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Storyline

Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a local prison work program and the women are put in the cotton fields to work off their sentence. Tropp marries the middle-aged widowed judge in order to ensure a stable supply of cheap labor to undercut his competition. The prisoners suffer ill treatment, but the judge's son has signed on as a hired hand and begins to figure out the scam as he falls in love with Jane, and Penny dreams of making it big in showbiz. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Kids gone wrong -- and the 'Farm's' disgraceful penal abuse! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1957 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonyma koritsia See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There is an actor in the movie named Keith Richards. One of the original songs is "Rolling Stone". See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Mitch Bowers: [Upon seeing the two girls skinny dipping in a pond] Okay, crawl out!
Jane Lowe: Well, you go away first!
Sheriff Mitch Bowers: Oh, that'd be neglect of duty.
Penny Lowe: Well, at least turn around. You're not much of a gentleman!
Sheriff Mitch Bowers: Huh! I never was! Now get out!
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Soundtracks

Rolling Stone
Written by Les Baxter and Lenny Adelson
Performed by Mamie Van Doren (uncredited)
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So fifties
8 December 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

It seemed like it was at this time that movies started to become really dated. It was unbelievably easy to figure out what decade this came out. There's tons of old slang that doesn't hold up well. I admit to being unfamiliar with the laws at this time. Is it really illegal to hitchhike? Well, that was decades ago. This film features two women being sent to become cotton pickers. Like literal cotton pickers. I have heard of that phrase (especially at this time) but never really saw it being used literally.

I guess that's a plus for the film. We get lots of scenes of random singing. It does kind of have some relevance later in the film. I still get the feeling that this thing is needlessly padded. For a mundane film, it had a pretty ridiculous plot. It also moved way too slow. The sounds and music became pretty annoying quickly. I didn't understand what was going on later in the film, because I didn't care enough to pay much attention. *1/2


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