Shy cellist boy meets upperclassman ballet dancing girl at school. They experience first-time love, then happenstance pulls them apart.




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Complete credited cast:
Jeremy Jones
Susan Rollins
Len Bari ...
Ralph Manzoni
Cello Teacher
Ned Wilson ...
Susan's Father
Chris Bohn ...
Jeremy's Father
Patricia Wheel ...
Grace Jones - Jeremy's Mother (as Pat Wheel)
Music Class Teacher
Bruce Friedman ...
Candy Store Owner (as Bruce Freidman)
Susan's Aunt


Jeremy Jones is learning cello at an arts school in New York. At school he spots Susan Rollins, who practices for a ballet audition, and he falls in love on first sight. He's very diffident in nearing her, so he gets some help of his experienced friend Ralph. Susan's first impression isn't great, until she hears him play his cello. The movie paints a quiet image of him winning her heart and the development of their relationship. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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cello | love | ballet | girl | boy | See All (50) »


It's about the first time you fall in love.


Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

21 June 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jeremy Jones  »

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Locations shot on 16mm in NYC at The Professional Children's School. See more »


Jeremy's cello playing is very poorly mimed throughout. See more »


Susan Rollins: It's hard making friends.
Susan's father: It's something you just have to work at, like everything else in life, you know?
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References My Little Chickadee (1940) See more »


The Hourglass Song
Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks
Sung by Robby Benson
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Beautiful Love Story
5 June 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's just a beautiful love story. Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor are just great together. I would definently recommend this movie to anyone. If you like Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor together check them out in Ode To Billy Joe.

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