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Director:
Writers:
Tom Waldman (screenplay) and
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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:
Bing With Younger Generation 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)
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:
Director Blake Edwards replaced James B. Clark.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Bing With Younger Generation, 25 April 2004
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This is one of the best Bing Crosby's later films. He only gets to sing two songs in it, The Second Time Around and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear during a Christmas hayride with some of the rest of his younger cast members.

Bing is 53 year old Harvey Howard, self made millionaire restaurant franchise owner, who's decided to go back and do a lot of the things he missed when he was younger which included a college education. That in itself is an intriguing character for me. I've met a lot of self made types in my life who think because they are successful and make a lot of money in one field, they're omni-competent. Just the fact that Harvey Howard IS going back to college to improve himself intellectually and broaden his horizons is a plus for me with this character.

I read an interview with Fabian once who said that Bing was great to work with and put him right at ease. Fabian had just done one feature film called Hound Dog Man and it was less than a success. After High Time he went on to a pretty good career in films during the sixties.

The Second Time Around was the last of 15 songs that Bing introduced in films that was nominated for an Academy Award, a record not likely to be broken. It lost to Never On Sunday. It was a million selling song, but ironically not by Bing. Frank Sinatra took the song and he made it a big hit, probably the only time in Bing's career this ever happened.

The kids are just fine, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer (a year away from West Side Story)Patrick Adiarte. Gavin MacLeod has some very funny moments as Bing's comic nemesis and absent minded chemistry professor and Nicole Maurey strikes the right note as the French teacher that widower Crosby falls for.

A really great feel good movie.

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