Too Young to Love (film)

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Too Young to Love
"Too Young to Love" (1959).jpg
Original British quad poster
Directed by Muriel Box
Produced by Herbert Smith
Sydney Box
Written byMuriel Box
Sydney Box
Based onPickup Girl (play)
by Elsa Shelley
Starring Thomas Mitchell
Pauline Hahn
Joan Miller
Music by Bruce Montgomery
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Edited by Jean Barker
Production
company
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • 1959 (1959) [1]
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Too Young to Love is a 1959 British drama film directed by Muriel Box and starring Pauline Hahn, Joan Miller, and Austin Willis. [1] It was based on the play Pickup Girl by Elsa Shelley. [2]

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Plot

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.

Cast

Critical reception

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." [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Too Young to Love (1959)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012.
  2. Eleanor Mannikka. "Too Young to Love (1960) – Muriel Box – Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. "Too Young To Love". TVGuide.com.