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Young, Willing and Eager (1961)

Rag Doll (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1962 (USA)
Carol flees to London from her alcoholic stepfather, but runs into a rough crowd in her new home.


Lance Comfort


Derry Quinn (screenplay), Brock Williams (story and screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Jess Conrad ... Shane
Hermione Baddeley ... Princess
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Wilson
Christina Gregg Christina Gregg ... Carol
Patrick Magee ... Flynn
Patrick Jordan Patrick Jordan ... Wills
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ... Bellamy
Frank Forsyth ... Superintendent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Castle Linda Castle ... Girl in Cellar
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Ann
Eve Eden Eve Eden ... Daphne
León García León García ... 2nd Youth
David Gregory David Gregory ... 1st Youth
Frank Hawkins Frank Hawkins ... Taxi Driver
Jenny Jones Jenny Jones


Carol flees to London from her alcoholic stepfather, but runs into a rough crowd in her new home.

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Crime | Drama







Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?


Jess Conrad sang the theme tune in one scene, but it was cut. The featured song "Why Am I Living" was issued as the 'B' side of Jess's cult single "This Pullover". See more »


References The Alamo (1960) See more »


Why Am I Living?
Music by Martin Slavin
Lyrics by Abbe Gail
Sung by Jess Conrad, backed by The Mike Sammes Singers and (uncredited) The Dave Clark Five
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Atrocious acting mars bleak drama
21 August 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Jess Conrad was one of a host of 60s pop idols who appeared in films.Cliff Richards and Adam Faith are other names that come to mind.However Conrads acting was so bad that as is evidenced here he couldn't act his way out of a paper bag.This film was destined for the bottom half of double bills and it looks it.Filmed on location in the West End which i knew well.Conrad comes out of the Astoria Charring Cross Road,where The Alamo is showing.I saw that film in that cinema in 1961 so i found it very nostalgic.Kenneth Griffiths is good support as a seedy nightclub owner and Hermoine Badderly suitably endearing as the ex tart who looks after the young girl.One can only wonder if girls of 17 were as naive as this one even in 1960.It is available to view on DVD.

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