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Too Young to Kiss

Too Young to Kiss(1951)

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The film's working title was All Too Young. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Everett Freeman's story was bought by M-G-M in February 1949. At that time June Allyson and Robert Taylor were announced as the production's stars and Freeman was to write the screenplay. A March 28, 1949 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that Freeman's fee for the story was reduced from $60,000 to $45,000 when he moved to Warner Bros. to write the script for their 1950 film Pretty Baby (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50), and thus would not be available to work on the screenplay based on his story for Too Young to Kiss.
       Hollywood Reporter news items during production included Don Taylor and Dan Foster as cast members, but neither was in the released film. News items also include dancer Marika Aba and the Peter Meremblum Junior Symphony Orchestra in the cast, but their appearance has not been confirmed. A May 9, 1951 Hollywood Reporter news item indicated that Bronsilau Kaper would score the film, but his contribution to the film is doubtful. Hollywood Reporter production charts credit Ray June as the film's director of photography, but only Joseph Ruttenberg is credited onscreen and in reviews. Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse were nominated for an Academy Award for Art Direction (black and white) for the film.