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Mad Youth(aka: Girls of the Underworld)
"Victims of their own Hormones "

-- Synopsis:
    Exploitative gritty drama about middle-aged Mrs. Lucy Morgan (Betty Compson,) who is an Alimony Divorcee, gigolo-chasing playgirl Mom trying to steer her delinquent daughter Marian (Ainslee) clear of the fast lane however she falls in with an unsavory crowd and ends up working in a clip joint. Things go array when both Ainslee and her mother find themselves both in love with the same sleazy gigolo Count DeHoven (Willy Castello.)

* Features:
    Some of the dance scenes were filmed at the La Golondrina Café in Los Angeles. Betty Atkinson does some very good Tap dancing as well as Shag and Hollywood Jitterbug dancers Ray Hirsch and Patti Lacey and others take to the apartment floor. This film shows making out, Marijuana smoking and Strip Poker.

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    More Film Information below





1940 (Atlas) Willis Kent


Country Made:



76 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Betty Atkinson / Hirsch & Lacey Tap | Jitterbug | Collegiate Shag Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Aileen Morris (Jitterbug) (musical director) Betty Atkinson (Helen Johnson)
Betty Atkinson  (Tap)   Betty Compson (Mrs. Lucy Morgan) 
Glen Dennison (Jitterbug)   Bruce Mitchell (Policeman)  
Eugene Taylor (Jitterbug)   Donald Kerr (Taxi Driver) 
Maxine Taylor (Jitterbug)   Ethelreda Leopold (Bombshell Secretary)
Pearl Tolson (Jitterbug)   Florence Dudley (The Madam) 
Ray Hirsch & Patti Lacey (Jitterbug)   Hal Price (Escort Bureau Manager)
    Lorelei Readoux (Beth, Strip-Poker Girl)
    Margaret Fealy (Helen's Grandmother)
    Mary Ainslee (Marian Morgan)
    Tommy Wonder (Harry, Helen's Guy)
    William Costello (Count DeHoven, Gigolo)

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

The Jitterbug n/a n/a The Jitterbug
Collegiate Shag     Collegiate Shag
Tap Dance     Tap Dance

Some Music Titles in Film

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Posters | Lobby Cards

n/a Monte Collins n/a

- Various Mad Youth Posters -
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Mad Youth Lobby card 2

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