Children of Chaos (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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French director Leo Joannon, the man who made such a mess of the valedictory Laurel & Hardy vehicle Atoll K, proved that he could direct after all in Children of Chaos. Essentially a Gallic variation on Boys Town, the film concentrates on a boy's reformatory. Jean-Victor (Rene Darcy), himself a reform-school alumnus, is put in charge of a rehabilitation center. It is Jean-Victor's hope that he can give his charges the breaks he never received. His toughest reclamation job is Jorisse (Serge Reggiani), a seemingly ungovernable delinquent. When distributed in the U.S., Children of Chaos was marred by several censorial deletions which wreaked havoc on the film's continuity.

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delinquency, chaos, criminal, generosity, humanity, juvenile, obstacle, problems, recruit [soldier], reform [improve], reformatory