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Runaway Daughters (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | November 1956 (USA)
Three teenagers with troubled families are unable to adjust at home and in high-school. Tempted with an easy, carefree life they soon pass from misdemeanors into serious crime - and will suffer for it. Sometimes, repentance comes too late.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writer:

Lou Rusoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marla English ... Audrey Barton aka Lola Marshall
Gloria Castillo ... Angela Forrest
Mary Ellen Kay ... Mary Rubeck
Lance Fuller ... Tony Forrest
Adele Jergens ... Dixie Jackson
Anna Sten ... Ruth Barton
John Litel ... George Barton
Jay Adler ... Mr. Rubeck
Steven Terrell Steven Terrell ... Bobby Harris
Frank Gorshin ... Tommy Burns
Nicky Blair ... Joe
Reed Howes ... Henry Stevenson
Maureen Cassidy Maureen Cassidy ... Maureen (Taunting Blond Student)
Anne O'Neal Anne O'Neal ... Miss Petrie
'Snub' Pollard ... Mr. Fields, Little Drunk at Dance Club
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Three teenagers with troubled families are unable to adjust at home and in high-school. Tempted with an easy, carefree life they soon pass from misdemeanors into serious crime - and will suffer for it. Sometimes, repentance comes too late.

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They called her "JAILBAIT"!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolescencia perdida See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Released on a double-bill AIP with "Shake, Rattle, and Rock" See more »

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Remade as Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994) See more »

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Wittier and snappier than most kids!!
25 April 2012 | by dean-mcinerneySee all my reviews

I was amazed at how droll, urbane, and witty the kids were presented as being, It made me realize that these films really aimed to speak to the teenagers and articulate their frustrations. I much prefer this film to other AIP fare which lacks character development. Fairly ordinary cinema style. Its a time capsule film that explores the burgeoning permissiveness of the late 1950's.

The parents of one girl are verging on being bourgeois-bohemian, having parties and drinking booze all the time. Another girl has a bitter hyper-conservative catholic single dad whose domination of her is almost a bit creepy in an incestuous way. Whilst the angry uber-sarcastic and highly enjoyable girl (definately too sophisticated to be realistic) is simply left to fend for herself by some terrible mother who has gone abroad.

Other great characters such as the con-man brother, the streetwise grifter, and maternal and tough private dancer... The film seemed to be struggling with the fine art of pleasing the teen and parent viewer alike, which makes it a curio... so much so that the typical moralising end seemed beleaguered


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