|MARRIED TOO YOUNG (I MARRIED TOO YOUNG) (director: George Moskov; screenwriters:Ed Wood Jr./story and screenplay by Nat Tanchuck; cinematographer: Ernest Haller; editor: Maurice Wright; music: Manuel Francisco; cast: Harold Lloyd Jr. (Tommy Blaine), Jana Lund (Helen Newton), Anthony Dexter (Lech), Trudy Marshall (SusanNewton), Brian O'Hara (George Newton), Marianna Hill (Marla), David Bond (Justice of Peace), George Cisar (Miltie), Irene Ross (Phyllis), Richard Davies (Judge), Joel Mondeaux (Felton), Nita Loveless (Grace Blaine), Lincoln Demyan (George Blaine), Anthony Dexter (Grimes), Tom Fransden (Sportscaster), Frank Harding (Daddy-O), Cedric Jordan (Mike); Runtime: 76; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Ed Wood Jr./George Moskov; Sinister Cinema; 1962)|
|"Soap opera daytime TV handles
this sort of softball material better."
by Dennis Schwartz
Filmed as if a 1950s troubled teen film, replete with jukeboxes, jitterbugging and malt shops. Directed by the Ukrainian-born George Moskov, a long-time producer. It's written by the celebrated Ed Wood Jr. and Nat Tanchuck, from Tanchuck's coming-of-age family drama and comedy.
Tommy Blaine (Harold Lloyd Jr. )
and Helen Newton (Jana Lund) impulsively
elope. They then please their parents by having a
second ceremony. To economically survive, they move in
with Tommy's folks (Nita Loveless & Lincoln
Demyan). They both find married life
difficult, as Tommy's dreams of a medical career seem
unlikely now. Tommy gets a job in a garage. He's
approached there by the sinister Grimes (Anthony
Dexter) to handle stolen cars for a ring of car
thieves. Tommy resists, at first.
Helen doesn't get along with the Blaine's and rather
than move in with the Newtons (Brian O'Hara
& Trudy Marshall), Tommy
buys a home he can't afford. Now desperate for cash,
Tommy accepts the offer by Grimes. While riding in a
stolen car with his wife, the young couple is
arrested. The court places Tommy on probation. Both
parents combine to send Tommy to college. Case
closed. The kid will now follow his middle-class DNA.
Soap opera daytime TV handles this sort of softball
REVIEWED ON 9/23/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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