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19 Ratings

The Young Lovers

Never Fear

Directed by Ida Lupino
United States, 1949


Just as her career is about to take off, hoofer Carol Williams (Sally Forrest) learns that she has polio, and though her friends and dance partner (Keefe Brasselle) try to support her, she grows bitter and shuts herself away from them — at first.

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The Young Lovers Directed by Ida Lupino
A tough-minded, modest, yet memorable film about a profound existential struggle.
January 24, 2019
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Lupino’s approach is delineated more smoothly and clearly here [than in Not Wanted], with the melodramatic premises treated as a sober behavioural study, the emotional tumult deflated but not denied.
December 21, 2015
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A low-budget, intimate, extraordinarily affecting and imaginatively directed melodrama that weaves broader issues of public life into its intimate crises.
December 11, 2012
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