Nothing's quite the snooze-fest of a teen exploitation film. If it's not a "vicious motorcycle hooligans terrorize the community" film, it's one of these "crime & punishment" numbers with singing and dancing like it's a 1920's musical comedy. If Elvis had ever made a movie about a rockin' and rollin' forced labor camp, it would have been a lot like this.
Mamie Van Doren and Lori Nelson do their level best to act their way through this cure for insomnia about a couple of sisters jailed for vagrancy because they were caught hitchhiking. A corrupt judge and her scheming douchebag boyfriend who runs the prison work ranch run a scam where they rope in as many youths as possible to fill out the forced labor for local cotton-picking. It's all a bit depressing for an exploitation film that's supposed to be about hep cats and big-busted blondes. Though I guess I did develop an appreciation for Mamie.
All the do-gooding studs in the world can't quite resolve this quagmire of boredom, nor can any of the jokes, which are way too few and far between. (Though the absurd calypso number helps a little.) It took me several weeks to even finish watching this episode, it was so devoid of worthwhile entertainment. But, after this, only one more to go before I can get to the real MST3K.