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Release Date:
30 October 1959 (West Germany) See more »
How could it happen to shy, so young, and so much like yourself? Where did she go wrong... and why... WHY... WHY? See more »
Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carol Lynley ... Janet Willard

Brandon De Wilde ... Arthur Bartley
Macdonald Carey ... Maj. Malcolm Bartley, Ret.

Marsha Hunt ... Jessie Bartley
Warren Berlinger ... Ernie
Buck Class ... Axel Sorenson
Nina Shipman ... Lillian Bartley

Vaughn Taylor ... Professor Willard
Roberta Shore ... Cherie
Mary Young ... Aunt Bidda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malcolm Atterbury ... Marriage License Clerk (uncredited)
Gerrie Bender ... Girl (uncredited)

Billie Bird ... Woman (uncredited)
Joe Brooks ... Caterer's Man (uncredited)
Sam Buffington ... Doctor (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Anthony J. Corso ... Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Woman in Car (uncredited)
Jesslyn Fax ... Aunt Margaret (uncredited)
Grace Field ... Woman at Doctor's Office (uncredited)
Michael Gainey ... Hobie (uncredited)
Sandra Gould ... Girl with Orchid (uncredited)
Miranda Jones ... Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Jenny Maxwell ... Marion (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Dion O'Hara ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Hal Rand ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Junk Man (uncredited)

William Schallert ... George - Bank Vice President (uncredited)
Page Slattery ... Blonde's Boyfriend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Philip Dunne 
Writing credits
Edith R. Sommer (screenplay) (as Edith Sommer) and
Philip Dunne (screenplay)

James Leo Herlihy (based on the play by) and
William Noble (based on the play by)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
George Leggewie (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Leland Fuller 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Costume Design by
Adele Balkan 
Sound Department
Charles Peck .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Wynigear .... wardrobe
Music Department
Carroll Coates .... composer: song "Drive In Rock"
Lionel Newman .... composer: song "Drive In Rock"
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Victor Bay .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

According to Bobby Rupp, this was a movie that murder victim Nancy Clutter wanted to see. He mentions this in the book 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Less Than Zero (1987)See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Dated but in a time capsule sort of way., 4 March 2001
Author: JOHN ( from NEW JERESY USA

Things are just about the way they were for young people at the time just before choice. It may not have had today's broad slice of life in your face stance, but it was not the order of the day.It reflects the last days of a total lack of knowledge and misunderstood truths among the teenagers of that most recent time. Attractive actors may have brought a few more young people to see and think about the films' moral.

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