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New York working girl Susan Applegate is desperate to go home to Iowa but does not have the railway fare so she disguises herself as a child to ride half fare. Enroute she meets Philip Kirby, an Army major teaching at a military school.Written by
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At the dance, every girl from Mrs. Shackleford's academy who we see sitting in a chair has her hair hanging over half of her face in a parody of the hair style of Veronica Lake, but when we see them dancing, none of them is wearing her hair this way. See more »
That's why we say a girl like you is attractive.
Oh, yes! Yes. You have very nice eyes and good straight legs and theirs a sort of glow to your hair. I was watching you in the mess hall this afternoon.
Yes. That little red head of yours is like a dandelion in a big meadow of uniforms. Well, frankly, I felt like cutting classes and taking the afternoon off and showing you around myself.
I'll tell you something else, too. One day you're going to be a very charming young ...
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Ginger Rogers plays Susan Applegate who wants to leave New York behind and go back home to Iowa.But she doesn't have the railway fare so she disguises herself as a 12 year old girl to ride half fare.At the train she meets Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland) who takes "the little girl" with him to military school.There little Susu is surrounded by all the boys because she is a knock out for a 12 year old. The Major and the Minor from 1942 is a Billy Wilder comedy with some funny moments.It's not his best work but it is much better than many comedies nowadays.Ginger Rogers is brilliant in the lead.She makes a great kid even though she doesn't seem like a kid.In 1955 they made a remake for this called You're Never Too Young with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, which was also funny.This movie is a must see for every Billy Wilder fan because this was his American debut.
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