6.3/10
348
15 user 1 critic

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:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

High Barbaree (1947)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

McGrath publishes books for children and Uncle Bump is one of the best sellers. Unfortunately, Greg, who is Uncle Bump, tends to drink too much and has not started his next book. Martha won... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An heiress switches places with her secretary in order to find a man who will love her for who she is and not for her money.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gambler and bookmaker "Odds" Owen decides that the insurance racket is a business that offers better odds and less risk, and this appeals to him and he sets up shop. He underwrites anything... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Warren William, Claire Dodd, Guy Kibbee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Street-smart Maisie from Brooklyn lands a job at an airplane assembly plant during WWII and falls in love with handsome pilot "Breezy" McLaughlin. Breezy, however, falling in love with and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Ann Sothern, James Craig, Jean Rogers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell
Certificate: Passed Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A millionaire's son works as a milkman for a month to win a bet with his father. While delivering milk he falls in love with a young debutante whom he mistakes for a maid.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Allan Lane, Billy Gilbert
Good News (1947)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich. However he learns that the parents died when their... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober
Certificate: Passed Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Denise Dorcet (as Paula Corday)
...
Miss Benson
...
Danny Cutler
...
...
Mrs. Boykin
Antonio Filauri ...
Veloti
Jo Gilbert ...
Gloria
Alexander Steinert ...
Conductor
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Is she a kid, or is she kidding? (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1952 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

La ingenua maliciosa  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Stretch the Stars Manage to Overcome
1 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Fortunately the two stars make the derivative premise work pretty well. Seems concert pianist Cynthia (Allyson) can't get an audition with high-powered promoter Wainwright (Johnson). So she pretends to be Cynthia's 13-year old sister Molly. As an apparent child prodigy, she's a sensation as Wainwright takes over her career. Trouble is she has to keep impersonating an adolescent, which creates all kinds of amusing complications when Molly-Cynthia is attracted to the handsome promoter. If this sounds a lot like 1940's The Major And The Minor, that's because they share the same impersonation premise. Of course, that sort of suggestive material is tricky, especially for the airbrushed 1950's. But, on the whole, innuendo is played down in favor of personalities.

Except in height, the bubbly Allyson and Johnson are perfectly matched, so we know the outcome as soon as the credits-roll. And happily they don't disappoint. Though 33 at the time, the youthful Allyson still manages to bring off the age challenge pretty well. Of course, it'a real stretch at times, but wardrobe excels in outfitting Molly in adolescent clothes. On the other hand, poor Gig Young gets the thankless role of the extra man. But this is still early in his career. I don't know how they did it, but Allyson certainly looks like she's playing the concert piano, flying fingers and all. It's great too for us classical music fans hearing segments of Grieg's grandiose piano concerto. I do wish MGM had filmed in color, which better brings out the stars' sparkle. Nonetheless, the 90-minutes amounts to another happy pairing of the two stars, derivative material or not.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial