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11 April 1952 (France) See more »
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charming film See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (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
Renié 
 
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)
 
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77 min
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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It was during the production of this film that Marilyn Monroe met her future husband, Arthur Miller.See more »
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Charming film, 28 March 2009
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Monty Woolley believes you're as "Young as You Feel" in this 1951 film also starring Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters, Allyn Joslyn, Russ Tamblyn, Albert Dekker, Constance Bennett and Marilyn Monroe.

Woolley plays John Hodges, who at the age of 65, is fired from his job in a printing company due to corporate policy that no one can work past 65. Many baby boomers wish that were the case today, because in fact, they'll be working way past 65. He finds out that the company he works for is a subsidiary of a huge company that is owned by a huge corporation. Finding out the name of the President of that huge corporation, he dies his hair and whiskers and poses as the man, comes to town, tours the plant, and makes a speech in which he declares that the knowledge of our elders is critical in printing, and changes the policy.

And there the fun begins. The boss' wife (Constance Bennett), feeling unloved by her husband (Dekker), falls for Hodges; his granddaughter's boyfriend (Wayne) recognizes him and tells someone else at the plant; and the corporation doesn't know what to do. This fake president has raised their stock and given them a fabulous profile, so much so that the labor union has settled their grievances with them. How can they call his bluff? I seem to have enjoyed this film more than some of the other posters. Thelma Ritter, as John's daughter-in-law, is a scream. An ex-singer who gave up her career to marry George (Joslyn), John's son, sings "Temptation" while in the kitchen - she's hilarious. Woolley is great as an older man not ready to be put out to pasture, and it's wonderful to see one of the great stars of the '30s, Constance Bennett, in a later role.

This film is remembered today as early Marilyn Monroe. She plays the boss' sexy secretary, and she does a wonderful job. It's a small role, but you can definitely see that she, Peters, who plays the granddaughter, and David Wayne are all getting the star buildup and are each at different stages of it. Monroe was just about to break through, and she and Wayne would appear together in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (where he says, "I already think you're quite a strudel.") Entertaining and definitely worth seeing.

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