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According to a January 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item, actor Don Burnett was on loan from M-G-M. Untamed Youth was the second of three films in which popular rockabilly guitarist Eddie Cochran appeared. Cochran, who played "Bong" and performed in the musical numbers, was an early influence on Beatles George Harrison and other rock stars. In 1960, at the age of twenty-one, Cochran died in Chippenham, England after the car in which he was riding crashed on the way to the airport after a United Kingdom tour. Portions of Untamed Youth were shot on location at Bakersfield, CA, according to a January 1957 Hollywood Reporter news item.