Teenage (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Teen-Age is another "exposé" film of the 1940s, cheaply made but widely distributed. In the guise of a warning against wartime juvenile delinquency, the film offers the exploitational tale of a bunch of wild, unsupervised kids at large in a small community. With nothing but time on their hands, the young protagonists become involved with petty theft, inevitably leading to some pretty serious consequences. Veteran actors Herbert Heyes, Wheeler Oakman and Clare McDowall lend some professionalism to the proceedings, while there are a few potential "faces" in the youthful supporting cast, notably Russell Horton and Ted Stanhope. When originally released, Teen-Age was accompanied by a live lecturer, offering an "authoritative" discussion on delinquency before handing out pamphlets at a dollar each.



delinquency, robbery, teenagers