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.
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...