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Untamed Youth

Untamed Youth
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Produced by Aubrey Schenck
Written by John C. Higgins
Stephen Longstreet
Starring Mamie Van Doren
Lori Nelson
Music by Les Baxter
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Edited by John F. Schreyer
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates March 10, 1957
(United States)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Untamed Youth is a 1957 American drama film starring Mamie Van Doren and released by Warner Bros. The film has been featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


Sisters Penny and Jane Lowe are arrested for hitchhiking and skinny dipping and are sentenced to work on a rural farm for a corrupt agricultural magnate named Tropp. The judge who sentenced the sisters to the farm is dating Tropp and is unaware of the treatment of the prisoners, until her son is hired to work at the farm and uncovers that a scam had been going on. Through dating the judge, Tropp ensures that all delinquents and rule breakers are ordered to work off their sentence at his farm therefore giving him a stable amount of cheap labor, allowing him to undercut all competition he faces. The judge's son also falls in love with Jane, while Penny, who performs a few songs in the film, dreams of making it big in show business.



  • In this film, Van Doren became the first actress to sing rock 'n roll in an American musical film.

External links

Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Untamed Youth (TV episode 1990) at the Internet Movie Database
  • Episode guide: 112- Untamed Youth
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