|Too Soon to Love|
|Directed by||Richard Rush|
|Produced by|| Mark Lipsky |
|Screenplay by|| László Görög |
|Story by||László Görög|
Francis Ford Coppola
|Starring|| Merle Oberon |
|Music by||Ronald Stein|
|Cinematography||William C. Thompson|
|Edited by||Stefan Arnsten|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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.
The film was considered by some critics as among the first of the American "new wave" of filmmaking.
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.
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."
Jack Nicholson was cast off the back of his appearance in The Cry Baby Killer . He would make two more films with Rush.
The film was sold to Universal for $250,000.
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