The Young and the Guilty (1958)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Young and the Guilty was part of the "misunderstood youth" British film cycle of the 1950s. Young Eddie (Andrew Ray) and Sue (Janet Munro) are in love, albeit chastely. One of the kids sends a mash note to the other, which is intercepted by their parents. There's nothing remotely suggestive in the letter, but the adults suspect the worst, causing pain and heartbreak for everyone concerned. Finally, one of the fathers sees the light, suggesting that Eddie and Sue be allowed to maintain their special friendship-after all, remember what happened to Romeo and Juliet when their folks butted in!

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coming-of-age, couple, extramarital-affair, friendship, generation, high-school, letter, love, love-letter, parent, passion, problems, romance, school, student, teenagers, writing