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Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 3 March 1952 (Australia)
Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Cynthia Potter
Van Johnson ... Eric Wainwright
Gig Young ... John Tirsen
Rita Corday ... Denise Dorcet (as Paula Corday)
Kathryn Givney ... Miss Benson
Larry Keating ... Danny Cutler
Hans Conried ... Mr. Sparrow
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Boykin
Antonio Filauri Antonio Filauri ... Veloti
Jo Gilbert Jo Gilbert ... Gloria
Alexander Steinert Alexander Steinert ... Conductor
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Storyline

Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... but she can't get in to see him. When she learns that Wainwright is auditioning young musicians for a children's concert tour, Cynthia dons braces and bobby sox and passes herself off as a child prodigy. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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When a glamour girl goes in for pigtails, there's trouble ahead for wolves (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

La ingenua maliciosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fifth of six movies that paired June Allyson and Van Johnson, (although "Till the Clouds Roll By" was an ensemble cast). See more »

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Revolutionary Etude
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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For June Allyson fans
18 February 2016 | by PanamintSee all my reviews

June Allyson's acting is really good in this film, I think its one of her best performances. Van Johnson gives a good performance but seems a bit uncomfortable in the role. Gig Young delivers his usual effortless and somewhat detached performance in a thankless supporting role.

My problem is that this story and whole film are contrived, being nonsense about a child pianist who is or is not a child, with one awkward set up after another revolving around this one idea. Its a deliberately contrived movie for its star. The whole idea is misguided as an overall movie, but ironically serves its one and only purpose- to be a starring vehicle for June Allyson and showcase her acting talents and charm.

This is a star who gives a fine performance, and this is a starring role custom written for her. It seems like she is in every scene, and she might be. So if you like June Allyson, you will like "Too Young to Kiss", if you don't like her, you won't.


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