Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, she's romanced by Conn White, a handsome mountain climber on his way to Alaska. Home in Monterey, Susan longs to hear from Conn. Two locals also take a shine to her - Hoyt Brecker, a horse wrangler who's the son of a criminal, and Wells Corbett, a sweet guy who lives in his high-society parents' shadow. Jump ahead two years, Susan has a desperate secret that her socially-conscious mother won't let her share. Can Susan find happiness - and what is it really that turns a girl into a woman? Written by
She always meant to hold them off. She never could until she met the boy who understood...
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Near the end of the film, after Troy Donahue's character has left the hospital waiting room, there is a close-up of Connie Stevens with Donahue's shoulder still visible just behind her. See more
Music by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics by Connie Stevens
Sung by Connie Stevens
Arranged by Max Steiner See more