30 March 2017 | tavm
Married Too Young was an okay cautionary tale of teens becoming man and wife too soon
30 years after previously renting this from Blockbuster Video, I decided to once again watch this on YouTube. It stars Harold Lloyd Jr.-yes, the son of the famous silent film comedian-as Tommy Blaine, a teen mechanic who wants to save enough for medical school. Jana Lund is his girlfriend. One day, they decide to take the plunge after almost completely giving in to their passion. I'll stop there and just say this was quite an interesting capsule of how difficult it is to marry young before realizing of the responsibilities. Of course, the parents of each are of different classes. It probably ended all too pat but, what the heck, it's still pretty entertaining. So on that note, Married Too Young is worth a look for anyone interested in these vintage films. P.S. Ms. Lund had given Elvis Presley his first on-screen kiss in Loving You. Her mother was portrayed by Trudy Marshall who previously appeared with Laurel & Hardy in The Dancing Masters. And Marianna Hill is quite funny as Marla especially when she shakes her body to emphasize her assets!