A student of Penfield girls school falls in love with a male student in 1955. They are deeply in love but meet difficulties and disapproval on every corner.



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Credited cast:
Abigail (Abby) Reed
Betsy Slade ...
Karen Balkin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Andreas ...
Gym Teacher
Mrs. Margaret Pendleton
Helen Baron ...
Mrs. Reed
James Brodhead ...
St. Ambrose Headmaster (as James E. Brodhead)
Roderick Cook ...
Cliff Emmich ...
Hotel Clerk
Lou Frizzell ...
Dr. Freeman
Buzzy Knight


A student of Penfield girls school falls in love with a male student in 1955. They are deeply in love but meet difficulties and disapproval on every corner.

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First love can be beautiful and tender. Sometimes it has consequences. See more »








Release Date:

10 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death of Her Innocence  »

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Predictable, but interesting drama.
6 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film about the coming of age of two girls who attend a boarding school is a little predictable at times, but interesting to watch. The film takes place in the 1950's with Pamela Sue Martin a beautiful debutante type, and Betsy Slade a quirky girl who is insecure. The whole plot pretty much involves wanting to lose virginity, boys, and an unwanted pregnancy. Worth watching, a little predictable though.

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