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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 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)

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Drama | Romance

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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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Attempt to market O'Brien as a teen
19 January 2007 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

This B-movie from Columbia is obviously an attempt to create a teen "star" of Margaret O'Brien, Oscar-winning child actress of several MGM classics from the 40s. It plays like a glorified 50s sitcom episode, complete with Elinor "Princess" Donahue in a supporting role. (Bizzarely, the story is by Herman "Winds of War" Wouk!)

The production is pedestrian, and not surprisingly, ended the feature teen-actress career of O'Brien, who has gone on to numerous TV guest spots throughout the years, and a current and unfortunate alliance with some performer named Randal Malone. (Check out her IMDb listing for further details.)

One would hope that some casting agent or producer out there, could find her a great episode of "ER" or "Law & Order," or some such series. I've purposely avoided her last two Z movies, as she deserves considerably better than the direct-to-video, no-budget "Dead Season."


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1951 (USA) See more »

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The Romantic Age See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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