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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)
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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
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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>

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Okay for pre-teen girls, I guess
19 January 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This attempt to continue Margeret O'Brien's starring roles into her teens is completely unengaging to me -- although it is possible that in an earlier era, when magazines like TIGER BEAT appealed to pre-teens anxiously awaiting the onset of adolescence, it might have actually found an audience. But, speaking as a man in his fifties more than half a century later, it all seems too coy and calculated to be very interesting.

Miss O'Brien's performance, as always, is excellent, but not at all suited to a comedy where she must carry the emotional weight herself -- her earlier roles, such as in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS come off as comic because no one took her very seriously. Here it would require some very delicate work in all departments for the audience to care deeply about Miss O'Brien and yet not take her seriously, and it doesn't show up here.


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