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The Young Lovers (1964)

The young art student Eddie wants to live a life without troubles or responsibilities. He meets Pam and they fall in love. But happy-go-lucky Eddie declares that he won't marry her. Soon ... See full summary »


Samuel Goldwyn Jr.


George Garrett, Julian Zimet (novel) (as Julian Halevy)


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Credited cast:
Peter Fonda ... Eddie Slocum
Sharon Hugueny ... Pam Burns
Nick Adams ... Tarragoo
Deborah Walley ... Debbie
Beatrice Straight ... Mrs. Burns
Malachi Throne ... Prof. Schwartz
Joseph Campanella ... Prof. Reese
Nancy Rennick Nancy Rennick ... Mary Reese
Kent Smith ... Dr. Shoemaker
Jennifer Billingsley ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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The young art student Eddie wants to live a life without troubles or responsibilities. He meets Pam and they fall in love. But happy-go-lucky Eddie declares that he won't marry her. Soon Pam is pregnant, and Eddie must face up to the problem... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

29 January 1965 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Saat der Liebe See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Along with The Subterraneans (1960), one of very few films from the MGM catalogue that has never been released in any home video format. See more »


The stalled automobile coasts out of control with a completely flat rear tire, and then ends up in a lake with the same tire now properly inflated. See more »


Debbie: My dad had one just like it on the lot, a real lemon. He was going to cannibalize it for some parts until he unloaded it on some... some clown from the university...
Tarragoo: I know your dad, I bought this from some great big tall guy with a mustache!
Debbie: Did they call him Happy?
Tarragoo: Yeah, something like that.
Debbie: I knew it. That was Happy Henry, my brother. He'll sell you a second hand washing machine and make you think you're getting a Jaguar.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Condemned To Mediocrity By A Confused Script
30 March 2016 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

There is a moment in the "The Young Lovers" when Peter Fonda's character--Eddie Slocum--meets the mother of his girlfriend on the stairs after having spent the night with her daughter. It's an anxious moment in which the mother is feeling suspicious and Eddie comes up with an alibi after some quick thinking. It is an honest moment in the film, allowing Fonda to just be the character of a young man, not the stereotypical too-clever wordsmith. It's one of the few scenes in the film when the viewer can see the actor that Fonda might be. I even thought I saw a hint of his father in that moment.

But in most of the film, the young college student characters voice dialogue that is too mature--full of references to Plato, Gaugin and others--or too cute. Five years later, Fonda will star in "Easy Rider"--a role better suited to his style and much more honest.

His girlfriend, Pam, is played by Sharon Hugueny--a striking beauty who would seem to have a future in acting, but circumstances conspired to make her tenure brief.

Nick Adams plays Tarragoo, Eddie's best friend and roommate. Adams appeared in numerous notable films prior to "The Young Lovers" and had already shown his talent, but this film saddles him also with stilted, forced dialogue.

The film has a seminal story to tell about the 1960s, dominated with real anxiety about the ever-present military draft and normal concerns about sexual feelings exacerbated by quickly changing mores. But that story is undercut by the inept script. It fluctuates between silly and serious and soap opera and, as mentioned earlier, gives the young actors lines that are often unintentionally humorous.

For comparison, consider "Love Story" released in 1970. It deals with young love and serious consequences, but is much more believable. Better yet, consider "A Patch of Blue", also released in 1965, a coming of age story with an honest intensity.

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