Untamed Youth (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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
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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.

April 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Hits rock bottom.

March 9, 2012 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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

Super Reviewer

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

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