Youth Runs Wild (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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war, car, defense-workers, generation, juvenile, on-the-road, rampage, robbery, runaway [from home], teenagers, veteran [military], defense [military], parent, plant [factory], planting, running, town, youth