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.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
RKO Radio Pictures

Cast

Ben Bard
as Mr. Taylor
Edmund Glover
as Lineman
Arthur Shields
as Mr. Dunlop
Dickie Moore
as Georgie Dunlop
Art Smith
as Mr. Hauser
Kent Smith
as Danny Hauser
Elizabeth Russell
as Mrs. Taylor
Jean Brooks
as Mary Hauser
Gordon Jones
as Truck Driver
Vanessa Brown
as Sarah Taylor
Lee Phelps
as Fireman
Russell Hopton
as Dickens
John Walsh
as Herb Vigero
Johnny Walsh
as Herb Vigero
Harry Harvey
as Watchman
Margaret Landry
as Hysterical Girl
Claire Carleton
as Taxi Driver
Chris Drake
as Usher
Harry De Vere
as Fireman
Tom Burton
as Soldier with Sarah
Mary Servoss
as Mrs. Hauser
Rod Rodgers
as Rocky
Robert Strong
as Juvenile Officer
Gloria Donovan
as Nancy Taylor
Harry Clay
as Good Humor Man
Bud Wiser
as Motor Cop
Ida Shoemaker
as Card Player
Danny Desmond
as Eddie Wilson
Tessa Brind
as Sarah Taylor
Maxwell Hayes
as Priest
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All Critics (1)

Never became the socially important drama Lewton craved.

Full Review… | January 16, 2008
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