5.4/10
109
10 user 1 critic

Her First Romance (1951)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 May 1951 (USA)
Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Albert Mannheimer (screenplay), Herman Wouk (story)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Margaret O'Brien ... Betty Foster
Allen Martin Jr. Allen Martin Jr. ... Bobby Evans
Jimmy Hunt ... Herbie Foster
Sharyn Moffett ... Leona Dean
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Foster
Lloyd Corrigan ... Mr. Gauss, School Principal
Elinor Donahue ... Lucille Stewart
Susan Stevens Susan Stevens ... Clara
Marissa O'Brien ... Tillie
Arthur Space ... Joseph 'Joe' Foster
Otto Hulett ... Valentine Evans - Attorney at Law
Lois Pace Lois Pace ... Violet
Harlan Warde ... Paul Powers
Maudie Prickett ... Miss Pond - Schoolteacher
Learn more

More Like This 

Glory (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Clarabel lives on a Kentucky horse farm and has a special love for the filly Glory. With the help of Chad, Clarabel can prevent Glory's sale and keep her to train her and eventually enter her for the Kentucky Derby.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Man accused of a murder he didn't commit hides out in the South American jungle.

Director: Max Nosseck
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, George Coulouris, Marissa O'Brien
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The film focuses on the disappearance of a teenager, who over the years has become a cold case.

Director: Lisa Enos
Stars: Roger Callard, Marsha Dietlein, Lisa Enos
Lost Angel (1943)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

40 years since Richard, James, and Theodore insulted 'The O'Monahan' and he put a vexing blessing on them, all three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in one house ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone
Impact Event (2018)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A slow burn into insanity as a small band of survivors find themselves spending a post-meteoric apocalypse in a fun house converted into a bomb shelter.

Director: B. Luciano Barsuglia
Stars: Vernon Wells, Michael Berryman, Richard Grieco
Edit

Storyline

Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy Hunt), follow Bobby and Lucille Stewart (Elinor Donahue), Betty's competitor in the pursuit of Bobby. Betty's efforts to have Bobby crowned King of the Camp, and win his lover, almost ruin her father, Joe Foster (Arthur Space), financially. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Junior Miss With Senior Ideas About Love (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

His uncredited bit part was the final film for child actor Larry Simms (best known as "Baby Dumpling") before his retirement from show business. See more »

User Reviews

 
Interesting Look at a Slightly Older Margaret O'Brien
17 February 2011 | by RonziqueSee all my reviews

I saw "Her First Romance" today, and was impressed by how Margaret O' Brien, at age 16, still could entertain an audience despite her getting a little older. Her Betty Foster was a girl who goes through the things that young teen-age girls go through...dating the guys, competing with other girls for the attention of a guy, and so on. What I found strange was her robbing her father's safe to get her boyfriend's attention. Elinor Donahue, who had co-starred with O'Brien in 1947's "The Unfinished Dance," dyed her brunette hair blonde to play the girl who competes with O'Brien's Foster for Allen Martin, Jr.'s Bobby Evans, the athletic young heartthrob they fight over at their summer camp.

Ann Doran and Arthur Space did a manageable job as Foster's parents. While the film comes during O'Brien's post MGM days, leading to public opinion of her not being as entertaining as she was as an adorable child star, and in spite of her chubby figure at the time the movie was filmed, there was no mistaking that lovely innocent face and sweet demeanor. I felt entertained by "Her First Romance." Hope to see it on video. Also, if you liked O'Brien in "Her First Romance," you'll also like her, at age 21, in 1956's "Glory," a musical about a girl who helps to raise a thoroughbred to championship status. It was O'Brien's last film, to my knowledge, and also a little entertaining.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed