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You're Only Young Twice (1952)

| Comedy | July 1952 (UK)
Ada Shore is mistaken for a new secretary, she brings a breath of fresh air to the traditional university.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prof. Hayman
Joseph Tomelty ...
Dan McEntee
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Sir Archibald Asher
Charles Hawtrey ...
Adolphus Hayman
Diane Hart ...
Ada Shore
Robert Urquhart ...
Sheltie
Edward Lexy ...
Lord Carshennie
Jacqueline Mackenzie ...
Nellie
Reginald Beckwith ...
BBC Commentator
Russell Waters
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Student (as Ronald Corbett)
Wendy Noel
Eric Woodburn ...
The Bedellus
Molly Urquhart ...
Lady Duffy
Roddy McMillan
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A young woman (Diane Hart) arrives at a Scottish university to visit her uncle (Joseph Tomelty), a famous writer now employed as a humble porter, who went into hiding during the Irish Civil War some thirty years earlier. The principal of the university (Patrick Barr) assumes she is his new secretary and she falls in with this. A senior professor (Duncan Macrae) starts a campaign to improve the morals of the students, and enlists his pompous son (Charles Hawtrey) in his crusade, with farcical results. Written by Paul Terry

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Feature-film debut of Robert Urquhart. See more »

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Disclaimer in opening titles: "The Producers are grateful for the co-operation of the University of Glasgow. Nevertheless... All persons, places and incidents in this film are inventions. The traditions and customs of the four Scottish Universities differ widely in each... In this fifth University they differ more widely still." See more »

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Mildly amusing .....
16 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is hardly the laugh-fest that the previous reviewer tells us it is. It is mildly amusing, with a good cast and some good performances.

Duncan McRae is very good as the starchy killjoy Professor, intent on curbing the (innocent) fun of the students, and Charles Hawtrey excels as his son.

All in all, it's a pleasant way to spend a wet, Monday afternoon.

Interesting to hear that the previous reviewer bought Ronnie Corbett's Saab, after his death.

I'm sure Ronnie would be VERY interested to hear this as he is still very much alive and kicking! (Nov. 2015).

Maybe the reviewer had had a little too much whiskey, just like Charles Hawtrey's character in the movie?


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