So Young, So Bad

So Young, So Bad Information

So Young, So Bad is a black-and-white 1950 American film. Bernard Vorhaus directed the film.

The film is about a psychiatrist's efforts to help girls at a reform school.



  • Paul Henreid as Dr. John H. Jason
  • Catherine McLeod as Ruth Levering
  • Cecil Clovelly as Mr. Riggs
  • Grace Coppin as Mrs. Beuhler
  • Anne Francis as Loretta
  • Rita Moreno (as Rosita Moreno) as Dolores Guerrero
  • Anne Jackson as Jackie
  • Enid Pulver as Jane


Vorhaus received his idea after he read a newspaper article about abuses at a women's reformatory. Vorhaus and writer Jean Rouverol visited several institutions to gather ideas. Studios initially showed interest, but they backed out since Vorhaus and Rouverol's politics made the studios uninterested; both Vorhaus and Rouverol received blacklists before So Young, So Bad saw release. The film was shot with a low budget. Filming locations included areas in New York and Connecticut; Manhattan in New York City, Yonkers, and Long Island served as filming locations. A Jewish home for blind and elderly people in upstate New York was used to represent the Elmview Corrections School for Girls, a fictional institution.


Turner Classic Movies described the critical response to So Young, So Bad as "tepid" because independent film-making techniques were not as appreciated in the 1950s as they were in later eras. Many critics made jokes out of the title. Some critics accused So Young, So Bad of taking ideas from Caged; the films were released one day apart. So Young, So Bad profited in the United States and received an international distribution agreement. Henreid, ignoring the warnings of his agent, placed a 50 percent stake in the film. Henreid said that So Young, So Bad made more money for him than any other film. It was the first appearance of performer Rita Moreno.

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