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The Young One 

A rebellious, pretty teenage girl uses any means, even murder, to get free of her protective aunt who is raising her.


Robert Altman


Sarett Rudley (teleplay), Philip S. Goodman (story) (as Phillip S. Goodman) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Carol Lynley ... Janice
Vince Edwards ... Tex
Stephen Joyce ... Stan
Jeanette Nolan ... Aunt Mae
Rusty Lane ... Sheriff Matt
Frank Marlowe ... Bartender


Janice is a beautiful 17 year old who longs to be free from the influence of her guardian Aunt May. She also wants to get out of the small town she's in. She asks her boyfriend Stan to marry her so that they can run away. Since he doesn't have a job, he keeps putting off the marriage. Janice does something herself. She meets a man named Tex and lures him home for a drink. When she hears a car outside she starts fighting with Tex. She rips her clothes and knocks over furniture. A policeman who sees Janice with Tex enters the house. Upon entering the house, he discovers Aunt May's body. Janice tells the policeman that Tex killed her. The policeman accepts the girl's story. Then, however, Stan arrives. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 December 1957 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Janice removes her shoes before going upstairs. When she enters the bedroom, her shoes are on. When she returns downstairs, her shoes are off again. See more »


Featured in In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) See more »

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Carol Lynley with Horns
22 June 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I remember Carol Lynley from a "shocking" teenage movie in the early sixties. It was called "Blue Denim" and also starred the ill fated Brandon de Wilde, in one of his last performances. She is a rather innocent girl who finds herself pregnant. We feel great empathy for the two of them. In this film, she is the opposite. While she looks the same, she is a true vamp. She lives with an aunt who has taken her in and she is bored with every part of her life, which leads to cruelty to everyone she encounters, most noticeably her doting boyfriend. She moans on and on about how awful things are for her. One night she finds the worldly Tex (Vincent Edwards, probably around the time Ben Casey was going into production. She plays with his feelings, even though he is ultra-suspicious of her. Her acting absolutely steals the entire episode. Facially, she employs every nuance possible. She went on the a substantial career, including a more matronly effort on Twin Peaks. The episode is typical Hitchcock Presents, but see it to watch Carol Lynley.

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