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Nearly Eighteen (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 12 November 1943 (USA)
A young woman, about to turn 18, wants to attend a renowned singing and dancing school but can't afford the tuition. She discovers that the school gives free tuition to students 15 and ... See full summary »


Arthur Dreifuss


George Wallace Sayre (as George Sayre), Margaret Englander (story "Nearly Eighteen")


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Cast overview:
Gale Storm ... Jane 'Janie' Stanton
Rick Vallin ... Tony Morgan
William Henry ... Jack Leonard (as Bill Henry)
Luis Alberni ... Gus
Ralph Hodges Ralph Hodges ... Tom
Jerry Rush Jerry Rush ... Dick
George O'Hanlon ... Eddie
Bebe Fox Bebe Fox ... Harriet (as Bebee Fox)
Robert Homans ... Judge
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Miss Perkins
Kenneth Harlan ... Sammy Klein
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Harry, the Bartender


A young woman, about to turn 18, wants to attend a renowned singing and dancing school but can't afford the tuition. She discovers that the school gives free tuition to students 15 and younger, so she poses as a young teenager to take advantage of it. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

12 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En plena juventud See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Thursday 16 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Detroit Thursday 23 December 1948 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Syracuse NY Wednesday 22 June 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), and in Los Angeles Monday 29 May 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »


Walking on Air
Possibly written by Darby Carr and Richard Shannon
Performed by Gale Storm for rehearsal and for an audition at the nightclub
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Kind of Creepy
7 January 2007 | by David (Handlinghandel)See all my reviews

OK: First, it is great to see a comedy from Monogram. Let's hear it for Poverty Row! This particular movie is strangely unappealing. Gale Storm masquerades as a young teenager while she is hanging around with ostensibly comic hoodlums. And she gets her little-girl outfit by stealing it. Is that a model for children to follow? Trust me, I am very far from a prude. But I am a moral person. And this wants to be both adorable and a little spicy. We're supposed to be pulling for her and, I guess, to ignore her dishonesty.

Yes, Ginger Rogers engages in a somewhat similar masquerade in "The Major and The Minor." But that movie is enormously witty and appealing. Are there lecherous overtones? Probably.

But here, Storm goes back and forth, looking only marginally different in each guise, from being a supposed child under 14 and a desirable songstress with curves that show.

Even the title sounds as if it belongs with an X-rated film.

Storm is OK. I have never seen her on TV. From what friends say, I am missing a lot in this. I do wish her show would be run along with seventies sitcoms. She is certainly the best in this. The rest of the performers are wooden and undistinguished.

I didn't intensely dislike it but I couldn't bring myself to like it much, either

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