Untamed Youth (1957)





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This campy rock & roll exploitation outing takes viewers inside a juvenile prison camp where two sisters are serving a 30-day sentence after getting picked up for hitchhiking. There they end up working like slaves in the cotton fields along with other inmates.
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Warner Bros.


Mamie Van Doren
as Penny Lowe
Lori Nelson
as Jane Lowe
John Russell
as Russ Tropp
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Steele
Jean Carmen
as Lillibet
Jeanne Carmen
as Lillibet
as Margarita
Glenn Dixon
as Landis
Wally Brown
as Pinky
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Critic Reviews for Untamed Youth

All Critics (2)

A risible effort that had achieved turkey status long before MST3K arrived on the scene.

Full Review… | April 18, 2014
Creative Loafing

...a 1957 teen exploitation/musical film starring Mamie Van Doren and her collection of extra-tight sweaters

Full Review… | March 27, 2014

Hits rock bottom.

Full Review… | March 8, 2012
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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.

Aldo Gandia
Aldo Gandia

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.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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