TO SOON TO LOVE:
Two teenage lovers from dysfunctional families go “all the way.” She becomes in the family way, flees from a wicked abortionist and later attempts suicide. He steals money to retain a “real” doctor! This classic teenage melodrama was the directorial debut of Richard Rush (“The Stuntman”).
85 mins, B&W, 1.33:1, 1960, Not Rated
Betty (Norma Moore) moves from a farming community to Los Angeles. She falls into the clutches of a super-cad (Robert Vaughn) and ends up abandoned and pregnant. After visiting a drunken abortionist, she decides to give the baby up for adoption…but has a change of heart. The climax is a classic of melodrama from a master of melodrama, Walter Doniger, director of TV’s “Peyton Place.”
74 mins, B&W, 1.85:1, 1958, Not Rated