Going Steady (1958 film)

Going Steady is a 1958 American film about two high school students who get married. It stars Molly Bee.[1]

Going Steady
Directed byFred F. Sears
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byBud Grossman
StarringMolly Bee
Irene Hervey
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byCharles Nelson
Release date
February 1958

It was released on a double bill with Crash Landing.[2]


Julie Ann Turner, 17, wants to travel by car with friends Olive and Woody from her Pasadena, California home to Reno, Nevada, where her boyfriend Calvin Potter will be participating in a basketball game. Her mom Grace talks her opposed dad Gordon into letting her go.

Calvin makes a game-winning shot. Everyone celebrates afterward, and Julie Ann, in her excitement, suggests to Calvin that they elope, just as her Aunt Lola did at that age. Calvin agrees, but they decide to keep the wedding secret for a while when they get home.

As time goes by, Julie Ann asks friend Olive to accompany her to see an obstetrician. Rumor spreads that Olive is expecting a baby, so Julie Ann admits it's actually her. When the news is broken to her parents, it comes as news to Calvin, too. He moves in with the Turners, accepted by mother-in-law Grace but infuriating father-in-law Gordon, whose demand that the marriage be annulled is rejected with Julie being pregnant.

Calvin quarrels with his bride and reluctantly takes a job in her dad's hardware store. Aunt Lola arrives in time for Julie Ann's graduation day and turns out to be helpful as Grace finally persuades Gordon to give the kids his blessing in beginning their new lives.



  1. "MOVIELAND EVENTS: Bill Goodwin Hits Paternal Stride". Los Angeles Times. 5 Sep 1957. p. C10.
  2. "Teen-Age Story to Be Screened". Los Angeles Times. 25 January 1958. p. B3.

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