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Can it be that June Allyson is Too Young to Kiss in this bit of MGM fluff? Well, not really. Pianist Cynthia Potter (Allyson) is well into her 20s, but she's posing as a 14-year-old musical prodigy. It's part of her desperate effort to become a client of highly selective concert-promoter Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), who is only hiring "young" performers. Wainwright falls for Cynthia's subterfuge, building a huge promotional campaign predicated upon his new protégé's "youth." He even adopts a fatherly attitude towards Cynthia, who would prefer that their relationship be a bit more intimate. Though it may seem to be a rehash of the 1943 comedy Van Johnson, Too Young to Kiss remains fresh and funny throughout, thanks to the script-writing know-how of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Ironically, Allyson was thirty-four when this film was shot. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Groesse Best Black and White Art Direction 1951 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association June Allyson Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1951 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cedric Gibbons Best Black and White Art Direction 1951 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edwin B. Willis Best Black and White Art Direction 1951 Nominee

Cast

June Allyson
as Cynthia Potter
Van Johnson
as Eric Wainwright
Gig Young
as John Tirsen
Kathryn Givney
as Miss Benson
Larry Keating
as Danny Cutler
Hans Conried
as Mr. Sparrow
Esther Dale
as Mrs. Boykin
Alexander Steinert
as Conductor
Jimmy Ames
as Cab Driver
Peter Brocco
as Waiter
Jonathan Cott
as Photographer
Betty Farrington
Lisa Ferraday
as Nina Marescu
Elizabeth Flournoy
Jack Gargan
as Paul the Chauffeur
Jo Gilbert
as Gloria
Everett Glass
as Druggist
Larry Harmon
as Conductor
Grace Hayle
as Woman
Joan Leslie
Matt Moore
as Charles
Alberto Morin
as East Indian
Ruthelma Stevens
as Jeffrey's Mother
Ludwig Stossel
as German Accompanist
Robert Strong
Erno Verebes
as Headwaiter
Ray Walker
as Reporter
Josephine Whittell
as Mrs. Fullerton
Bob Jellison
as Sparrow's Assistant
Rita Corday
as Denise Dorcet
Matt Moore
as Charles
Ludwig Stossel
as German Accompanist
Bob Jellison
as Sparrow's Assistant
Jo Gilbert
as Gloria
Ray Walker
as Reporter
Peter Brocco
as Waiter
Josephine Whittell
as Mrs. Fullerton
Jonathan Cott
as Photographer
Jack Gargan
as Paul the Chauffeur
Jimmy Ames
as Cab Driver
Ruthelma Stevens
as Jeffrey's Mother
Larry Harmon
as Conductor
Lisa Ferraday
as Nina Marescu
Erno Verebes
as Headwaiter
Alberto Morin
as East Indian
Everett Glass
as Druggist
Grace Hayle
as Woman

Crew

Frederick de Cordova
Director
Robert Z. Leonard
Director
Sam Zimbalist
Producer
Albert Hackett
Screenwriter
Frances Goodrich
Screenwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cinematographer
Johnny Green
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Paul Groesse
Art Director
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
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