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László Görög (story)
Richard Rush (story)
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Release Date:
February 1960 (USA) See more »
Too young to marry...Too late to turn back...
Unmarried teenage lovers turn to desperate measures after their clandestine tryst results in an unplanned pregnancy. | Add synopsis »
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Teen Love Meets Reefer Madness See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jennifer West ... Cathy Taylor
Richard Evans ... Jim Mills
Warren Parker ... Mr. Taylor
Ralph Manza ... Hughie Wineman

Jack Nicholson ... Buddy
Jacqueline Schwab ... Irene

Billie Bird ... Mrs. Jefferson
William Keene ... The Doctor

Bert Holland

Robert Karnes
Bert Conroy (as Burt Conroy)
Alice Dudley
Gary Campbell
John Rockwell
Tony Rock
Morgan Windbeil (as Morgan Windbiel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Birch

Directed by
Richard Rush 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
László Görög  story and screenplay (as Laszlo Gorog)
Richard Rush  story and screenplay

Produced by
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer
Richard Rush .... producer
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson  (as William A. Thompson)
Film Editing by
Stefan Arnsten 
Art Direction by
Vic Ramos  (as Victor Ramos)
Makeup Department
Marc Snegoff .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Bilson .... assistant director
Music Department
Jerry Irvin .... music editor
Other crew
Victor Ramos .... design consultant
Ruth Wendland .... script supervisor

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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Feature directorial debut of Richard Rush.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Little Shop of Horrors (1986)See more »


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Teen Love Meets Reefer Madness, 26 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Too Soon To Love (1960)

** (out of 4)

Incredibly over-dramatic "message" film about a good girl (Jennifer West) and a good boy (Richard Evans) who fall in love but make the dramatic choice of having sex. Soon the girl ends up pregnant, which makes her feel like a slut and it also puts a strain on the teenager's relationship. This is in the same company as Reefer Madness as far as being overbearing in trying to deliver a message but this film here never quite hits the same level of camp. There are some over the top moments, which make for a few laughs but for the most part this is played straight forward and tries so very hard to be serious. The biggest problem are the two leads who turn in horrible performances and they bring more laughs when the film is going for seriousness. There's one great sequence inside an abortion clinic, which was shot to look like a horror film and actually manages to be just as creepy as the majority of horror films out in this time period. Jack Nicholson has a small role as a hot rod.

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