A British juvenile delinquency drama with excellent acting and direction.
Sylvia Syms plays 17-year-old Janet Carr, the poor unfortunate chick who drops out of business school to spend all her time with Tony (Kenneth Haigh), a teddy boy spiv, and ends up on the wrong side of the law.
Tony casually murders his aunt to get money to finance his wild sprees and Janet makes her mother (Anna Neagle) despair and cry. But all turns out fine in the end.
Tony comes to a bad end and Jan learns her lesson after having committed only a few misdemeanours. Mother and daughter come back together in a tear-stained reunion.
Husband and wife team Herbert Wilcox and Dame Anna Neagle (he as director, she as star) churned out a long series of highly profitable British films in the 1950s, most of which were earnest period dramas.
Released as My Teenage Daughter in some markets.
Tony Ward Black