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Her First Romance (1951)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 May 1951 (USA)
Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Albert Mannheimer (screenplay), Herman Wouk (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Margaret O'Brien ... Betty Foster
Allen Martin Jr. Allen Martin Jr. ... Bobby Evans
Jimmy Hunt ... Herbie Foster
Sharyn Moffett ... Leona Dean
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Foster
Lloyd Corrigan ... Mr. Gauss, School Principal
Elinor Donahue ... Lucille Stewart
Susan Stevens Susan Stevens ... Clara
Marissa O'Brien ... Tillie
Arthur Space ... Joseph 'Joe' Foster
Otto Hulett ... Valentine Evans - Attorney at Law
Lois Pace Lois Pace ... Violet
Harlan Warde ... Paul Powers
Maudie Prickett ... Miss Pond - Schoolteacher
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Betty Foster (Margaret O'Brien), a high school student, has a crush on Bobby Evans (Allen Martin Jr.), who is more interested in sports than girls. Betty and her kid brother,Herbie (Jimmy Hunt), follow Bobby and Lucille Stewart (Elinor Donahue), Betty's competitor in the pursuit of Bobby. Betty's efforts to have Bobby crowned King of the Camp, and win his lover, almost ruin her father, Joe Foster (Arthur Space), financially. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Junior Miss With Senior Ideas About Love (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romantic Age See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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His uncredited bit part was the final film for child actor Larry Simms (best known as "Baby Dumpling") before his retirement from show business. See more »

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A Film From A Simpler Time
9 July 2007 | by ndgrad71See all my reviews

Unlike the other reviewers I thought this movie was good fun, but then I've always enjoyed the older movies from the 40's and 50's. Yes, this movie is not an Academy Award contender but one must also remember the time period in which this was filmed. It was a much different world then and the types of situations the characters in this movie find themselves in were very "serious" back then. Margaret O'Brien more than holds her own, as did Eleanor Donahue in her role. I didn't realize she was ever a blonde! All in all, if you find yourself in the mood to watch a movie from a much simpler time in our history then I'd suggest you pop some popcorn, grab a quilt, sit back and enjoy the movie for what it is.


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