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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.

Director:

Lance Comfort

Writers:

Brock Williams (screenplay), Derry Quinn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Jess Conrad ... Shane
Hermione Baddeley ... Princess
Kenneth Griffith ... Wilson
Christina Gregg Christina Gregg ... Carol
Patrick Magee ... Flynn
Patrick Jordan ... Wills
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ... Bellamy
Frank Forsyth ... Superintendent
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Ann
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Carol flees to London from her alcoholic stepfather, but runs into a rough crowd in her new home.

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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 »

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References The Alamo (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Am I Living
Composed by Martin Slavin
Lyrics by Abbe Gail with The Mike Sammes Singers (as The Michael Sammes Singers)
Sung by Jess Conrad and The Dave Clark Five (uncredited)
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Modestly gripping.

There are three things you should know if you were unfortunate enough to read the review currently given prominence by IMDb: 1) Rag Doll has fine performances from such terrific character actors as Hermione Baddeley (Scrooge), Kenneth Griffith (1984), and Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange), as well as yet another ingratiating turn from the lovely Christina Gregg; 2) Gregg's character (Carol) was not nearly as naive as another reviewer claims, as she's aware of what Joe is from the moment she sees him; and, 3) 17-year-old girls are and have always been the most naive and reckless creatures on God's green earth, which means that the screenwriters went far too easy on Carol. I suppose they could have gotten a better choice for the J.V. than Jess Conrad, but it's always fun to see an AYBS alumnus in an older film. Rag Doll is an example of the many modestly effective, medium-length program fillers prevalent in Britain at the time. In addition to Lance Comfort, some directors to look for include Henry Cass, Montgomery Tully, John Gilling, and Charles Saunders.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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