|Too Young to Love|
Original British quad poster
|Directed by||Muriel Box|
|Produced by|| Herbert Smith |
|Written by||Muriel Box|
|Based on||Pickup Girl (play)|
by Elsa Shelley
|Starring|| Thomas Mitchell |
|Music by||Bruce Montgomery|
|Edited by||Jean Barker|
Welbeck Films Ltd.
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
Too Young to Love is a 1959 British drama film directed by Muriel Box and starring Pauline Hahn, Joan Miller, and Austin Willis.It was based on the play Pickup Girl by Elsa Shelley.
In juvenile court, 15-year-old Elizabeth (Pauline Hahn) recounts her story (in flashback) before the judge. Elizabeth lives with her working mother in New York while her father is away working in California. Elizabeth's tale is one of parental neglect and lack of guidance. She gets in with "the wrong crowd". After an affair with a sailor, she has an abortion and is eventually arrested for teenage prostitution. The judge (Thomas Mitchell) is sympathetic, but Elizabeth's fate hangs in the balance.
TV Guide wrote, "(Thomas) Mitchell does all he can to keep this picture from failing, but it's not enough...this is hurt mainly by its excess of courtroom scenes."
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