These Dangerous Years

These Dangerous Years (also known as Dangerous Youth) is a 1957 British drama musical film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring George Baker, Frankie Vaughan, Carole Lesley, Thora Hird, Kenneth Cope, David Lodge and John Le Mesurier.[1]

These Dangerous Years
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Directed byHerbert Wilcox
Produced byAnna Neagle
Written byJack Trevor Story
StarringGeorge Baker
Frankie Vaughan
Carole Lesley
Thora Hird
Kenneth Cope
David Lodge
John Le Mesurier
Music byStanley Black
CinematographyGordon Dines
Edited byBasil Warren
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom

The army sequences were filmed in the Inglis Barracks, Mill Hill, London NW7.


Tough gang leader and wannabee rock star Dave Wyman, from the slums of Liverpool, gets the call up for military service. He undergoes basic training, finds the discipline surprisingly suits him, and emerges stronger. When his best friend from training is killed by the camp bully, Dave takes revenge, and eventually ends up marrying his singing partner.



It was the first solo producing effort from Anna Neagle. The film was known as The Cast Iron Shore and was to be the first of three films Neagle made with Diana Dors. However Dors was in Hollywood and declined to return to make the film .[2]


  1. ^ "These Dangerous Years". BFI. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ Dors Drops out of Neagle Film Author: Cecil Wilson Date: Monday, Sept. 3, 1956 Publication: Daily Mail (London, England) p 3

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