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Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 3 March 1952 (Australia)
Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Cynthia Potter
Van Johnson ... Eric Wainwright
Gig Young ... John Tirsen
Rita Corday ... Denise Dorcet (as Paula Corday)
Kathryn Givney ... Miss Benson
Larry Keating ... Danny Cutler
Hans Conried ... Mr. Sparrow
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Boykin
Antonio Filauri Antonio Filauri ... Veloti
Jo Gilbert Jo Gilbert ... Gloria
Alexander Steinert Alexander Steinert ... Conductor
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Storyline

Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... but she can't get in to see him. When she learns that Wainwright is auditioning young musicians for a children's concert tour, Cynthia dons braces and bobby sox and passes herself off as a child prodigy. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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M-G-M's hilarious answer to the question: WHEN IS A MISS TOO YOUNG TO KISS? (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

La ingenua maliciosa See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fifth of six movies that paired June Allyson and Van Johnson, (although "Till the Clouds Roll By" was an ensemble cast). See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto in A Minor
Music by Edvard Grieg
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Great music, OK movie
2 April 2004 | by lcantoniSee all my reviews

A pleasant film about a Midwestern girl trying to make it in the cut-throat world of professional classical music. It definitely resembles "The Major and the Minor," but it's neither as funny nor as endearing. Still, it's chock full of "popular" classical music, which makes the movie extra entertaining. (The theme that one recognizes from "The Wizard of Oz" is actually Robert Schumann's "The Happy Farmer.") June Allyson is always fun to watch, but her comic talents aren't really given full play here. Van Johnson is a bit too hyper (and a little sleazy); indeed, the whole movie seems a bit too full of nervous energy, as if everyone in it were in a big hurry to get it over with.


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