Bad Boy

Bad Boy ★★½

Audie Murphy had only had a couple of smaller roles before he landed the lead as a Bad Boy (1949). Naturally the producers were banking on his fame as a war hero, but the guy did have some screen attitude. The film tries to figure out what triggers the kid to be a bad boy and Lloyd Nolan brings him to his Variety Club Ranch where juvenile delinquent are reformed. So it's both a inspirational story and marketing for this organization. And Murphy comes off looking good in the process. A little simplistic in it's take on reforming and fixing mental issues, but alright.