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The Young Lovers
Director: Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Dir)
Release Date:   1964
Premiere Information:   Cleveland opening: 14 Oct 1964
Duration (in mins):   110
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Cast:   Peter Fonda (Eddie Slocum)  
    Sharon Hugueny (Pam Burns)  
    Nick Adams (Tarragoo)  
    Deborah Walley (Debbie)  
    Beatrice Straight (Mrs. Burns)  
    Malachi Throne (Professor Schwartz)  
    Joseph Campanella (Professor Reese)  
    Nancy Rennick (Mary Reese)  
    Kent Smith (Dr. Shoemaker)  
    Jennifer Billingsley (Karen)  

Summary: The casual relationship between art student Eddie Slocum and Pam Burns, a teacher trainee, begins innocently with meetings at the apartment Eddie shares with his eccentric friend Tarragoo. Gradually a deeper attachment develops, and when her widowed mother is away, the young couple spend the night together at Pam's home. Their carefree affair continues until Pam learns that she is pregnant. Eddie, who has no income, feels that marriage would jeopardize his chances for a fellowship; Pam therefore decides to get an abortion and forget Eddie, but she cannot go through with the operation. Her mother, in whom she has confided, helps her plan to go away. Meanwhile, Eddie, under the influence of Tarragoo, who has high principles beneath his zany exterior, and a kindly history professor, who gives him a chance to pass an important exam, is able to meet his problem and face it responsibly. After learning that Pam has left, Eddie goes after her, fully confident that they can work out a future together. 

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.  
  Tigertail Productions  
Distribution Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.  
Director: Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Dir)
  Joseph Behm (Asst dir)
  Douglas Green (1st & 2nd asst dir)
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Pres)
  Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Prod)
Writer: George Garrett (Scr)
Photography: Joseph Biroc (Dir of photog)
  Ellsworth Fredricks (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Fernando Carrère (Prod des)
Film Editor: William A. Lyon (Film ed)
  Larry Allen (Asst film ed)
Set Decoration: Frank Wade (Set dec)
Costumes: Rose Rockne (Ward woman)
  Wes Jeffries (Ward man)
Music: Sol Kaplan (Mus comp & cond)
Sound: Lambert Day (Sd rec)
  Don Hall Jr. (Sd ed)
  Ben Smith (Sd ed)
  Richard C. Harris (Music ed)
Dance: Miriam Nelson (Choreog)
Make Up: Mark Reedall (Makeup)
  Kay Reed (Hairstyles)
Production Misc: Clem Beauchamp (Prod mgr)
  Charlsie Bryant (Scr supv)
  Sally Moore (Asst to the prod)
  Richard Day (Consultant)
  Bill Neff (Gaffer)
  Art Cole (Prop master)
  Stalmaster-Lister Co. (Casting)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the novel The Young Lovers by Julian Halevy (New York, 1955).
Authors: Julian Halevy

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. 23/6/1964 dd/mm/yyyy LP28748

Physical Properties: b&w:
  Sd: Westrex

Genre: Melodrama
Subjects (Major): Abortions
  College life
  Family relationships

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