Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament they find themselves in, Arthur finds that he cannot do so. He arranges for Janet to have an abortion, but the internal turmoil this causes him finally forces him to tell his father, who races to save the girl from the back room abortionist. Written by
How could it happen to Janet...so shy, so young, and so much like yourself? Where did she go wrong... and why... WHY... WHY?
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30 October 1959 (West Germany)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
This originally began as a Broadway play written by "Midnight Cowboy" author James Leo Herlihy
which opened at the Playhouse Theater on February 27, 1958, ran for 166 performances and closed on July 19, 1958. See more
Referenced in Less Than Zero
Something's Gotta Give
Written by Johnny Mercer
Played when Art and Janet are dancing at the hop See more