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As Young as You Feel -- When a hand-Press operator is fired because he has reached 65, he sets out not only to get his job back but to change the company's policy.
As Young as You Feel -- Trailer for this comedy


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Release Date:
11 April 1952 (France) See more »
A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One small step up the ladder for Marilyn Monroe... See more (14 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Monty Woolley ... John R. Hodges

Thelma Ritter ... Della Hodges

David Wayne ... Joe Elliott

Jean Peters ... Alice Hodges

Constance Bennett ... Lucille McKinley

Marilyn Monroe ... Harriet

Allyn Joslyn ... George Hodges

Albert Dekker ... Louis McKinley
Clinton Sundberg ... Frank Erickson
Minor Watson ... Harold P. Cleveland
Wally Brown ... Horace Gallagher

Russ Tamblyn ... Willie McKinley (as Rusty Tamblyn)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Beddoe ... Head of Sales (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Clancy (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Dick (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Det. Rogell (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Chamber of Commerce President (uncredited)

David Clarke ... Cleveland's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Dick Cogan ... Benson (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Concert Patron Outside Auditorium (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad ... Information Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Old Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
William Frambes ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Bill (uncredited)

James Griffith ... Cashier (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Luncheon (uncredited)
Billy Lechner ... Mailboy (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Man at Luncheon (uncredited)
Harry McKim ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Saltenstall (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Executive (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Man at Luncheon (uncredited)
Renie Riano ... Harpist (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Man at Country Club Dance (uncredited)
Carol Savage ... Librarian (uncredited)
Harry Shannon ... Det. Kleinbaum (uncredited)
Gerald Oliver Smith ... McKinleys' Butler (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (uncredited)
Houseley Stevenson ... Old Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
Ludwig Stössel ... Serge Toulevitsky - Conductor (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man on Train Platform (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Ernest (uncredited)
Ann Tyrrell ... Cleveland's Secretary (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Joe (uncredited)

Directed by
Harmon Jones 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paddy Chayefsky  story
Lamar Trotti 

Produced by
Lamar Trotti .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald  (as Joe MacDonald)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Bruce MacDonald 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Jerry Bryan .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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After working with Monroe in "As Young as You Feel" jealous co-star Constance Bennett wisecracked, "Now there's a broad with a future behind her!".See more »
Frank Erickson:[Trying to convince Gallagher that their visitor was a fake] All you have to do is to look at his picture in the file, sir.
Horace Gallagher:Never mind the file. Now let me get this straight. You say the whole world thinks that the man who inspected our plant yesterday was the president of the Consolidated Motors, is that it?
Frank Erickson:Yes, sir. Then he made a speech at the Chamber of Commerce.
Horace Gallagher:Mr. McKinley thinks he is the president of the Consolidated Motors, the papers think so, the Chamber of Commerce thinks so, but you don't. You think he is a measly little printer in our hand-press department.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One small step up the ladder for Marilyn Monroe..., 6 January 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

This is one of those conventional comedies of the '50s in which the righteous triumph over big bad corporate America, with MONTY WOOLLEY as a man who becomes indignant when forced to retire and goes about hatching a plan to draw attention to the subject of forced retirement.

The theme isn't conventional, but the treatment is. Woolley gets to strut his stuff in scene after scene until the point becomes so obvious that you're willing to watch others in the cast who seem to be watching him on the sidelines. And there are some new faces to watch. David WAYNE, JEAN PETERS, RUSS TAMBLYN and newcomer MARILYN MONROE, who already had such a publicity build-up from Fox that many flocked to see the film because Marilyn was in it. She has a small, but choice role, as a curvy secretary who knows her effect on men. She shines (glows is a better word) in a charming small role.

If you're a Monty Woolley fan and like his particular style of emoting (acid-tongued and quick witted most of the time), you'll enjoy this, although it's certain a lesser work considering that it was written by Paddy Cheyefsky, who was then at the height of his writing powers.

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