Youth Runs Wild (1944)





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In this WW II-era drama set in a small town, most of the adults are so busy fighting the war or working in the local defense plant that they have little time to supervise their children. A sort of juvenile anarchy ensues with the children and teens doing whatever they please. Soon the town is falling into ruin as a boy is run down by a car thief, a runaway girl begins associating with thugs and other mayhem ensues. Fortunately, a returning soldier decides to open up a youth center to give the kids a place to go. He also helps the boys get some useful job training.
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RKO Radio Pictures


Kent Smith
as Danny Hauser
Jean Brooks
as Mary Hauser
Tessa Brind
as Sarah Taylor
Ben Bard
as Mr. Taylor
Mary Servoss
as Mrs. Hauser
Arthur Shields
as Mr. Dunlop
Dickie Moore
as Georgie Dunlop
John Walsh
as Herb Vigero
Johnny Walsh
as Herb Vigero
Rod Rodgers
as Rocky
Elizabeth Russell
as Mrs. Taylor
Gloria Donovan
as Nancy Taylor
Ida Shoemaker
as Card Player
Claire Carleton
as Taxi Driver
Art Smith
as Mr. Hauser
Margaret Landry
as Hysterical Girl
Harry Clay
as Good Humor Man
Harry De Vere
as Fireman
Danny Desmond
as Eddie Wilson
Robert Strong
as Juvenile Officer
Tom Burton
as Soldier with Sarah
Russell Hopton
as Dickens
Chris Drake
as Usher
Edmund Glover
as Lineman
Lee Phelps
as Fireman
Gordon Jones
as Truck Driver
Harry Harvey
as Watchman
Vanessa Brown
as Sarah Taylor
Maxwell Hayes
as Priest
Bud Wiser
as Motor Cop
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Never became the socially important drama Lewton craved.

Full Review… | January 16, 2008
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