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High Time (1960)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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5 January 1961 (Mexico)  »

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

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As the "Freshman Bonfire" truck passes by the camera, the shadow of the camera rig can be clearly seen on the side of the truck and on the "Freshman Bonfire" sign. 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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Wonderful family fare in typical Blake Edward fashion.
5 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is Bing Crosby at his comical best. A very over-the-hill millionaire decides to return to college and get his degree. He goes through all the usual trials and tribulations of the normal undergraduate, including initiations, all-night crash studying, and falling in love. Unfortunately, at his age, his "girl" happens to be one of the faculty, and dating or marrying faculty members is forbidden. Even his kids (he's widowed) frown on his decisions and add to the comedy and light drama. This is one of director Blake Edward's best. A wonderful family movie with something for everyone.


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