Juvenile Jungle (1958)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Juvenile Jungle looks suspiciously like a standard kidnap drama, rewritten to conform with the "juvernile delinquent" cycle of the late 1950s. Gang leader Hal McQueen (Corey Allen) goes out of his way to ingratiate himself with Caroline Elliot (Anne Whitfield), the daughter of a wealthy shopkeeper. It's all part of McQueen's master plan to fake Caroline's abduction and extort a great deal of money from her daddy. Trouble begins brewing when Hal falls in love with Caroline, while his hoodlum buddies intend to go through with the snatch for real. Director William Witney struggles manfully to inject some excitement into the plodding plotline.



rescue, kidnapping, love, ransom, romance, teenagers, victim