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Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 April 1952 (Sweden)
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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 »

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Cast

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Cynthia Potter
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Eric Wainwright
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John Tirsen
Rita Corday ...
Denise Dorcet (as Paula Corday)
Kathryn Givney ...
Miss Benson
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Danny Cutler
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Mr. Sparrow
Esther Dale ...
Mrs. Boykin
Antonio Filauri ...
Veloti
Jo Gilbert ...
Gloria
Alexander Steinert ...
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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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Comedy | Romance

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7 April 1952 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Zu jung zum Küssen  »

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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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Piano Concerto in A Minor
Music by Edvard Grieg
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Hackett and Goodrich were some of the best screenwriters Hollywood ever produced and even when the movie isn't clicking on all cylinders, the dialogue usually is and when you listen to it, you notice the potential for a great movie is always there. Such is the case of Too young to kiss, a plot that had the necessary oomph but a director and stars that go for the easy. The pluses: Allyson is completely convincing in costume and makeup as the twelve year old she pretends to be. Van Johnson's droll and fatigued performance strikes the right pitch more often than not. The mistaken identity plot is handled here much better than it was in The Major and Minor, a movie to which comparisons have to be made, but is a better movie than that one. The ending feels rushed but that is because of the poor execution, in the hands of Billy Wilder who directed the other movie, it would have been gold as the love strokes and magic of the heart would conquer.


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