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Too Young to Love (1960)

A court case ensues when a 47-year old man is caught with a 15-year old girl, and he claims he never knew she was so young.

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Muriel Box

Writers:

Elsa Shelley (play), Sydney Box (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Thomas Mitchell ... Judge Bentley
Pauline Hahn Pauline Hahn ... Elizabeth Collins
Joan Miller Joan Miller ... Mrs. Collins
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Mr. Collins
Alan Gifford ... Mr. Elliot
Vivian Matalon Vivian Matalon ... Larry Webster
Jess Conrad ... Peter Martin
Cec Linder ... Mr. Brill
Charles Farrell ... Waiting Room Man
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Busch
Sheila Gallagher Sheila Gallagher ... Ruby Lockwood
Miki Iveria ... Mrs. Martin
Cal McCord Cal McCord ... Owens
Ilona Ference Ilona Ference ... Miss Porter
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A court case ensues when a 47-year old man is caught with a 15-year old girl, and he claims he never knew she was so young.

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If this happened to your daughter...would you be to blame?

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

För ung att älska See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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You won't believe it's a British film...
16 January 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Other than the presence of pop star Jess Conrad in the cast, there's no real way to tell that TOO YOUNG TO LOVE is a British film as it gets the American authenticity spot on. It's an above-average addition to the wave of 'sensation' films that had been going since the 1930s and which enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the 1950s. The format of TOO YOUNG TO LOVE is a courtroom drama, with a middle aged bloke on trial for having underage sex with a 15 year old girl.

As you can guess from that description, TOO YOUNG TO LOVE must have been incredibly controversial for its time. Dialogue within the production is explicit and the situations alluded to are distinctly adult in tone (for example, when one character is described as having "laid a sailor"). It's also a well made little movie, with strong direction and performances, and one which seeks to get to the meat of its subject matter rather than shying away from anything too unsavoury. I thought it was a real surprise, and it's a film I'd recommend to those interested in exploring the genre as a product ahead of its time.


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