Mad Youth

September 20, 2010 at 2:41 am (6 Heads, Mad Youth) (, , , )

Mad Youth – 1940 – United States

If not the for the multitude of budget video companies making quick bucks on misleadingly-titled DVD sets, many public domain movies would be lost. A favorite of mine is Mill Creek Entertainment whose horror and sci-fi 50 movie packs showcase dusty 30s and 40s forgettables including “race” films, dark house whodunits, and endless gorilla flicks. Mad Youth is in Mill Creek’s Cult Classics set, mostly composed of drug cautionaries ala Reefer Madness. Mad Youth is similarly moralistic, but functions as an actual drama and even has some interesting touches. In other words: surprisingly watchable.

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