GenreComedy, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
WriterEverett Freeman, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett Release dateNovember 22, 1951 (1951-11-22) (United States) ScreenplayFrances Goodrich, Albert Hackett CastJune Allyson (Cynthia Potter), Van Johnson (Eric Wainwright), Gig Young, Rita Corday Similar moviesRelated Robert Z Leonard movies
Too young to kiss
Too Young to Kiss is a 1951 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring June Allyson and Van Johnson. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. Moore). For her performance in the film, Allyson received the 1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist, but she can't get in to see him. When she learns that Wainwright is auditioning young musicians for a children's concert tour, Cynthia dons braces and bobby sox and passes herself off as a child prodigy.
According to MGM records the film earned $1,602,000 in the US and Canada and $706,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $30,000.
Turner Classic Movies showing
Turner Classic Movies presented Too Young to Kiss on October 7, 2015 in commemoration of what would have been June Allyson's 98th birthday. Shown before Too Young to Kiss was 1946's The Secret Heart, 1945's The Sailor Takes a Wife, 1946's Two Sisters from Boston, 1947's Good News, 1948's The Bride Goes Wild, 1949's Little Women and 1950's The Reformer and the Redhead.