Der Jugendrichter (1960)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this drama, a compassionate liberal judge's belief that young delinquents should be reformed rather than placed in prison is sorely tested by young woman convicted of blackmail. First he sends her to prison for eight months to get her away from her wicked boyfriend. When she threatens suicide, the judge must let her go, but before he does, he convinces his reluctant landlady to give her a job waiting tales at his boarding house. She does okay until the boyfriend reappears and cons her into stealing from another resident. The judge covers for the girl and she begins to fall in love with him. Seeing this, the bad boyfriend attempts to blackmail the judge into revealing that he has been making love to the girl. Instead the judge journeys to the boy's hangout and lectures his gang about reform.

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client, lawyer, affection, blackmail, boarding-house, convict, cover-up, criminal, delinquency, employment, expose [revelation], faith, friendship, gangster, Germany, house, influence, justice, juvenile, love, lover, opportunity, owner, prison, reform [improve], release, robbery, sentence [penal system], suicide, town, waiter