Untamed Youth (1957)
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as Penny Lowe
as Jane Lowe
as Russ Tropp
as Mrs. Steele
Critic Reviews for Untamed Youth
A risible effort that had achieved turkey status long before MST3K arrived on the scene.
...a 1957 teen exploitation/musical film starring Mamie Van Doren and her collection of extra-tight sweaters
Audience Reviews for Untamed Youth
A hugely under-appreciated B movie. The cast is superb starting with Mamie Van Doren - the first female actor to sing rock and roll in a movie. The campy plot line and cheesy dialogue entertainingly groan-inducing. The music is surprisingly catchy.. Director Howard W. Koch would go on to have a very distinguished career in Hollywood including head of Paramount Pictures.
The acting was disturbing but the musical numbers and dance were even worse. A wouldn't even call it a "campy classic", this teen exploitation would make Elvis cry.
Thin, broken plot with recycled characters and a odd bit of charm. Long musical pieces and some corny moments, it's a early MST3K classic.
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