Audie Murphy (Danny Lester)Lloyd Nolan (Marshall Brown)Jane Wyatt (Mrs. Maud Brown)James Gleason (Chief)Stanley Clements (Bitsy Johnson)Martha Vickers (Lila Strawn)Rhys Williams (Arnold Strawn)Selena Royle (Judge Florence Prentiss)Jimmy Lydon (Ted Hendry)Dickie Moore (Charlie)Tommy Cook (Floyd)William F. Leicester (Joe Shields)Richard Gorelick (Juvenile Delinquent #1)Andy Andrews (Police Officer)Florence Auer (Mrs. Meeham)George Beban Jr. (Bill - the Bell Captain)Edward Biby (Hotel Guest)Marie Blake (Miss Worth)
THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS! Danny is a juvenile delinquent sentenced to Variety Club Ranch in lieu of jail. He charms the headmistress and goads everyone else. The marshal sets out to find source of Danny's rage, and learns he mistakenly believes he is responsible for his mother's death. After a final crime spree and escape attempt, Danny learns he's not to blame. Court return him to Ranch on the marshal's conviction that he's redeemed from life of crime. Danny goes on to graduate from Texas A&M's ROTC program.