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Her First Romance (1951)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  4 May 1951 (USA)
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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 »



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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 ...
Marissa O'Brien ...
Arthur Space ...
Joseph 'Joe' Foster
Valentine Evans - Attorney at Law
Lois Pace ...
Harlan Warde ...
Paul Powers
Maudie Prickett ...
Miss Pond - Schoolteacher


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 <>

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


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Attempt to market O'Brien as a teen
19 January 2007 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This B-movie from Columbia is obviously an attempt to create a teen "star" of Margaret O'Brien, Oscar-winning child actress of several MGM classics from the 40s. It plays like a glorified 50s sitcom episode, complete with Elinor "Princess" Donahue in a supporting role. (Bizzarely, the story is by Herman "Winds of War" Wouk!)

The production is pedestrian, and not surprisingly, ended the feature teen-actress career of O'Brien, who has gone on to numerous TV guest spots throughout the years, and a current and unfortunate alliance with some performer named Randal Malone. (Check out her IMDb listing for further details.)

One would hope that some casting agent or producer out there, could find her a great episode of "ER" or "Law & Order," or some such series. I've purposely avoided her last two Z movies, as she deserves considerably better than the direct-to-video, no-budget "Dead Season."

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