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You're Never Too Young (1955)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  14 October 1955 (Ireland)
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When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.

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Skeets Powell
Veda Ann Borg ...
Mrs. Noonan
Margery Maude ...
Mrs. Ella Brennan
Romo Vincent ...
Ticket Agent
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Milton Frome ...
Lieutenant O'Malley
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Storyline

Wilbur is a young man whose dream is to become a great barber, but for now, he's working just as an assistant, at a hotel's barber shop. When one day he gets involved (by mistake) in some big robbery, he is forced to disguise himself as a 12 year old boy, so that he can get away from his persecutor. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Dino's the singing dean of a girl's school, Jerry - a wolf in kid's clothing - in a class by himself with 503 coeds.

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14 October 1955 (Ireland)  »

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Der Gangsterschreck  »

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Actress Diana Lynn appeared in the original film, The Major and the Minor, as Lucy, the science-obsessed teenage sister of Pamela (Ginger Roger's on-screen nemesis). Thirteen years later, Diana Lynn starred in that film's remake, You're Never Too Young, this time as Nancy Collins (a female version of the role originally played by Ray Milland). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ella Brennan: [as Noonan, masquerading as Wilbur's father, takes his "son" out of school] Take good care of him.
Noonan: [With irony] Oh, he'll be taken care of.
Wilbur Hoolick: [after Noonan starts to strangle him] I don't want to go.
Mrs. Ella Brennan: Why, Wilbur?
Noonan: Yes, tell her why.
Wilbur Hoolick: Well, because, you see, I'm not really a little...
Wilbur Hoolick: [He realizes he cannoot reveal the truth] I like it hee. I want to go to school here.
Mrs. Ella Brennan: This is a girls' school!
Wilbur Hoolick: That's why I like it here.
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Long-in-the-tooth shenanigans...
2 April 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Role-reversal remake of 1942's "The Major and the Minor" has Jerry Lewis stepping into the part originally played by Ginger Rogers, but unfortunately this anemic outing is missing a lot more than just Ginger. Lewis attempts to pass for a child when boarding a train; he's successful, but the deception leads to a string of comic and romantic confusions. Sidney Sheldon adapted the screenplay, tossing in musical moments for Dean Martin (playing yet another in his stable of second-bananas) and a jewel-robbery subplot (which is dire). Diana Lynn, who played the wily teenager in the original film, plays Lewis' love-interest here. She's cute; Jerry isn't. *1/2 from ****


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