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Director:
Writers:
Tom Waldman (screenplay) and
Frank Waldman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 January 1961 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Here's how to guarantee a high time!
Plot:
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent 'Feel Good" movie See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Bing Crosby ... Harvey Howard

Fabian ... Gil Sparrow

Tuesday Weld ... Joy Elder
Nicole Maurey ... Prof. Helene Gauthier

Richard Beymer ... Bob Bannerman
Patrick Adiarte ... T.J. Padmanagham
Jimmy Boyd ... Robert Higgson

Yvonne Craig ... Randy 'Scoop' Pruitt

Gavin MacLeod ... Professor Thayer
Kenneth MacKenna ... President Byrne of Pinehurst
Nina Shipman ... Laura Howard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Ayer ... Student (uncredited)
Jimmy Baya ... Band Leader (uncredited)
Carla Borelli ... Harvey Jr.'s Date at Ball (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Harvey's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Alvin Childress ... Guest Announcer at Judge Carter's Ball (uncredited)
Donald Cockburn ... Basketball Coach (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Bones McKinney (uncredited)

Douglass Dumbrille ... Judge Carter (uncredited)
Angus Duncan ... Harvey Howard Jr. (uncredited)
Gregg Dunn ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Opal Euard ... Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
Frank Fowler ... Professor (uncredited)
Don Gazzaniga ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Ruby Goodwin ... Dr. Byrne's Maid (uncredited)
Ray Hamilton ... Laura's Date at Ball (uncredited)
John Page Harrington ... Heazlett (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Linda Hutchings ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Byron Kane ... Professor (uncredited)
Jean Paul King ... Professor (uncredited)
James Lanphier ... Burdick, Maitre D' at Harvey Howard's (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Servant at Judge Carter's Ball (uncredited)
Mary Patton ... Matron (uncredited)
Edward T. Peckham ... Professor (uncredited)
Ray A. Rustigan ... Hedgepeth (uncredited)
Art Salter ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Helps Harvey from Floor at Dance (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Auctioneer at College (uncredited)
Elisabeth Talbot-Martin ... Matron (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Professor (uncredited)
Janice Trotter ... Student (uncredited)
Irene Vernon ... Matron (uncredited)
Paul von Schreiber ... Crump (uncredited)
Ernestine Wade ... Judge Carter's Maid (uncredited)
H.E. West ... Bit Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Tom Waldman (screenplay) and
Frank Waldman (screenplay)

Garson Kanin (based on a story by)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
Bing Crosby .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Ellsworth Fredericks (director of photography) (as Ellsworth Fredricks)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
Duncan Cramer 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
James B. Gordon .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Miriam Nelson .... choreographer
 

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Runtime:
103 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Irene Vernon's final film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Harvey Howard Jr.:[Outraged and shocked over his father's decision to enter college at 51, while he, himself, never graduated] Father, I warn you, I can be pretty stubborn when I'm pushed!
Harvey Howard:[Completely nonplussed] So's your old man.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Back to School (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Second Time AroundSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent 'Feel Good" movie, 14 April 2008
Author: vranger from United States

High Time is a wonderful Bing Crosby vehicle that has a successful middle aged businessman with grown children (and a widower) indulging a whim by taking a step back in his life to get the college education he missed the first time around.

While a seeming slam dunk to be a "fish out of water" comedy, instead Crosby's character finds a way to integrate successfully with his younger classmates, learning from them as they also benefit from his experience.

An earlier reviewer, Moonspinner, panned plot points in this movie out of sheer ignorance. He should actually have some knowledge of a film or its time before commenting on it. His criticism of the Phys Ed scene is off base. When I went to college, 15 years AFTER this film, 3 semesters of Phys Ed were still required, during which you had to do such things as run a 6 minute mile. Some say ignorance is bliss, but actually ignorance is just ignorance, spinner.

This is a wonderful film that stands up well. Things such as fall bonfires were and still are common campus traditions. Fraternity pledging pranks ... still around. Dormitories ... still around. Hamburger/Barbecue restaurants ... still around. LOL

Is the movie a touch simple and innocent compared to modern life and modern comedy fare? Sure it is. But trust me, that is NOT a bad thing.

Sit back and enjoy this very entertaining and relaxing film.

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