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.



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