MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 62,716 this week

Her First Romance (1951)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 May 1951 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Margaret O’Brien TCM Schedule
| Alt Film Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 136 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 842 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 707 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 1532 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Her First Romance (1951)

Her First Romance (1951) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Her First Romance.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Betty Foster
Allen Martin Jr. ...
Bobby Evans
Jimmy Hunt ...
Herbie Foster
Sharyn Moffett ...
Leona Dean
...
Mrs. Foster
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Mr. Gauss, School Principal
...
Lucille Stewart
Susan Stevens ...
Clara
Marissa O'Brien ...
Tillie
Arthur Space ...
Joseph 'Joe' Foster
...
Valentine Evans - Attorney at Law
Lois Pace ...
Violet
Harlan Warde ...
Paul Powers
Maudie Prickett ...
Miss Pond - Schoolteacher
Edit

Storyline

Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy Hunt), follow Bobby and Lucille Stewart (Elinor Donahue), Betty's competitor in the pursuit of Bobby. Betty's efforts to have Bobby crowned King of the Camp, and win his lover, almost ruin her father, Joe Foster (Arthur Space), financially. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Junior Miss With Senior Ideas About Love (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Okay for pre-teen girls, I guess
19 January 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This attempt to continue Margeret O'Brien's starring roles into her teens is completely unengaging to me -- although it is possible that in an earlier era, when magazines like TIGER BEAT appealed to pre-teens anxiously awaiting the onset of adolescence, it might have actually found an audience. But, speaking as a man in his fifties more than half a century later, it all seems too coy and calculated to be very interesting.

Miss O'Brien's performance, as always, is excellent, but not at all suited to a comedy where she must carry the emotional weight herself -- her earlier roles, such as in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS come off as comic because no one took her very seriously. Here it would require some very delicate work in all departments for the audience to care deeply about Miss O'Brien and yet not take her seriously, and it doesn't show up here.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cute coming of age film noname1479
Discuss Her First Romance (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?