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Harvey Howard
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Gil Sparrow
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Joy Elder
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Prof. Helene Gauthier
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Bob Bannerman
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T.J. Padmanagham
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Robert Higgson
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Randy 'Scoop' Pruitt
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Professor Thayer
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President Byrne of Pinehurst
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Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Fabian and Tuesday Weld get Bing to go their way! See more »

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5 January 1961 (Mexico)  »

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Director Blake Edwards replaced James B. Clark. See more »

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During the Freshman bonfire sequence, the shadow of the camera and camera car can clearly be seen at the bottom right of the frame tracking a runner as he finishes a set of hurdles. See more »

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Harvey Howard: I was trying to prove that age isn't a matter of years, but of zest. Isn't every waking day a lifetime, and aren't we reborn every morning?
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Nobody's Perfect
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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A light-hearted comedy that is a joy to watch
14 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on the AMC morning movie yesterday. It was charming, bouncy and fun- everything a good, clean comedy should be. I enjoyed the music and the wholesome-ness of the show. Too bad we don't have movies like this made any more. The cast is full of fresh faced kids (Richard Beymer, Tuesday Weld, Fabian) who later went on to bigger projects. The storyline is upbeat and it is a pleasure to watch the time progress in the movie by using holidays and activities as a dateline. Ben Crosby is generally not a favorite of mine, but I actually enjoyed him in this role. High Times made me yearn for the days of simpler times (bonfires, hay rides, cotillions). The remake (Back to School) is just not the same. High Time is a thoroughly enjoyable movie to watch!


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