Young and Willing (The Weak and the Wicked) (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

Young and Willing (The Weak and the Wicked)1954

Young and Willing (The Weak and the Wicked) (1954)





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Had the women-behind-bars drama The Weak and the Wicked been made in Hollywood, the cast would probably have included the likes of Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor, Peggie Castle and Hope Emerson. Instead, the film was lensed in Britain, with Glynis Johns and Diana Dors heading the cast. Framed on a charge of fraud, "good girl" Glynis is tossed into prison. Her cellmates include hard-boiled Ms. Dors, murder suspect Jane Hylton, blackmailer-poisoner Dame Sybil Thorndyke and shoplifter Olive Sloane. Each of their stories is detailed in a series of flashbacks. Downplay the potential sensational elments of the storyline, The Weak and the Wicked takes great pains to point out the positive values of a special rehabilitation program, wherein the main characters are given the opportunity to make themselves useful members of society.


Glynis Johns
as Jean Raymond
Diana Dors
as Betty Brown
John Gregson
as Dr. Michael Hale
Jane Hylton
as Babs Peters, inmate
Sidney James
as Sid Baden
A.E. Matthews
as Harry Wicks
Olive Sloane
as Nellie Baden
Joyce Heron
as P.O. Arnold
Mary Merrall
as Mrs. Skinner
Edwin Styles
as Seymour
Jean Taylor Smith
as Grange Warden
Sandra Dorne
as Prisoner
Bessie Love
as Prisoner
Joan Haythorne
as Prison Governor (Blackdown)
Tom Gill
as Shop Assistant
Irene Handl
as Waitress
Hannah Watt
as Prison Matron
Kathleen Michael
as Prison Matron
Maureen Pryor
as Prison Matron
Ruth Denning
as Prison Matron
Margaret Diamond
as Prison Matron
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All Critics (2)

Seemed as weak as the prison characters who were depicted as weak.

August 27, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The treatment of this story provides an unfortunate example of the malaise with which so much British script-writing is afflicted nowadays.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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