Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson (Robert Lowell) starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer (Mary Beth Hughes), Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run.
May 25, 2022 Subject:
Morality tale with an upbeat ending.
Neglectful, self indulgent parents let their son go astray. Fortunately a cook in a burger joint convinces him to clean up his act so he can go back and marry a nightclub blonde. Predictable, but you can't beat hamburgers and blondes.
November 19, 2019 Subject:
it can't be that bad, it's Joel's favorite MST3K film!
May 29, 2014 Subject:
Preachy, but only at the end
A good film, well done, and yes it's preachy, but the story is very well executed. Some hard to believe, even for it's time, but it's a good watch.
Acting very good, production and sets also very good. I recommend this film, and give it a four. (You gotta love the cafe cook's role.)
May 28, 2014 Subject:
The movie can seem dated with its preachy context but it is a great movie with good actors and many parents could take a tip from it today!
September 22, 2013 Subject:
Songs in this Movie
The songs in this movie were written by one of the best and most famous songwriting teams in the movies,Evans and Livingston. Livingston and Evans won the Academy Award for Best Original Song three times,in 1948 for the song Buttons and Bows, written for the movie The Paleface; in 1950 for the song Mona Lisa, written for the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A.; and in 1956 for the song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," featured in the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much. They also wrote "Tammy's in Love" (for the movie, "Tammy and the Bachelor" in 1957. Livingston and Evans wrote popular TV themes for shows including Bonanza and Mr. Ed. They also wrote the Christmas song Silver Bells in 1951 for the film The Lemon Drop Kid.
August 10, 2011 Subject:
Loving Mary Beth Huges...
Okay, there I've said it again ! Mary Beth Hughes, like Thelma Todd, and, Phyllis Brooks was a hard-working, underrated actress.
She was always cool, had lips to die for, and played the sometimes-brassy blonde with a sometimes-heart-of-gold. I loved her, and the other two listed above, in almost anything they did. They were ALWAYS watchable.
This PRC flick, done during the Second World War, WAS a "morality play", and as such, many will think it dated, stodgy, boring, etc., but when put in context of the perilous time-period we were living in, I understand why it was filmed.
Bad lighting, bad sets, good acting on the part of the three principals, Mary Beth, Jimmy, and, the Bad Dude Blake.
I'm only giving it a Two Star rating, because of the poor production...Mary Beth gets a Four, she NEVER disappoints !