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The 1959 B-movie Riot In Juvenile Prison is a classic example of exploitation bait-and-switch. It doesn’t just have a sensationalistic title, it has a provocative premise: After two teenage jailbirds are gunned down during an escape attempt, a crusading psychologist proposes a reform model that has male and female prisoners sharing the same building. The movie brims with the promise of furtive sexual liaisons, and features plenty of girls in form-fitting nightgowns talking about their “shapes” between jealousy-stoked catfights. But from the moment Jerome Thor—playing the kindly doctor hero—starts delivering stiff lectures about “the unnatural segregation of ...
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