Riot In Juvenile Prison

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Prison

When shootings of two juvenile inmates bring public protest, psychologist Thor is brought in to see if he can do anything to control problems peacefully, while sadistic warden Hoyt looks on with indignation. Thor works by the principle of loving kindness, and his first act is the introduction of coed facilities. But trouble makers Marlowe and Tyler fight...read more

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When shootings of two juvenile inmates bring public protest, psychologist Thor is brought in to see if he can do anything to control problems peacefully, while sadistic warden Hoyt looks on with indignation. Thor works by the principle of loving kindness, and his first act is the

introduction of coed facilities. But trouble makers Marlowe and Tyler fight over a girl and Tyler attempts to rape one of the female inmates. This only causes more brutal treatment of the young prisoners, which incites a riot. So Thor is given another chance, and this time is successful when the

prisoners start acting a bit nicer. Able direction and a decent cast do what they can to a script filled with implausible characterizations and situations. The script is inadequate in other ways also; we are told, for instance, that the prisoners change, but no attempt is made to dramatize

this.

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