Too Soon to Love

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Too Soon to Love
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Directed by Richard Rush
Produced by Mark Lipsky
Richard Rush
Screenplay by László Görög
Richard Rush
Story byLászló Görög
Richard Rush
Francis Ford Coppola
Starring Merle Oberon
Curd Jürgens
Music by Ronald Stein
Cinematography William C. Thompson
Edited by Stefan Arnsten
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
February 1960
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$50,000 [1]

Too Soon to Love, also known as High School Honeymoon and Teenage Lovers, is a 1960 American exploitation film directed by Richard Rush and starring Richard Evans, Jennifer West and Jack Nicholson. [2]

Contents

The film was considered by some critics as among the first of the American "new wave" of filmmaking. [1]

Premise

The film is about the romantic relationship between a woman and a man, barely out of their teens, and another man named Buddy (Nicholson) who tries to steal her away from him.

Cast

Production

The film was made for $50,000. It was Francis Ford Coppola's first writing assignment and director Richard Rush said "he had more youth than discipline." [1]

Jack Nicholson was cast off the back of his appearance in The Cry Baby Killer . He would make two more films with Rush. [3]

The film was sold to Universal for $250,000. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 McDougal, Dennis (2008). Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times . John Wiley & Sons. p.  38-39. too soon to love richard rush.
  2. TEENAGE LOVERS Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 27, Iss. 312, (Jan 1, 1960): 101
  3. McGilligan, Patrick (1996). Jack's Life: A Biography of Jack Nicholson. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 113. ISBN   9780393248418.