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As Young as You Feel (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 1951 (UK)
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

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Harmon Jones

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screen play), Paddy Chayefsky (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monty Woolley ... John R. Hodges
Thelma Ritter ... Della Hodges
David Wayne ... Joe Elliott
Jean Peters ... Alice Hodges
Constance Bennett ... Lucille McKinley
Marilyn Monroe ... Harriet
Allyn Joslyn ... George Hodges
Albert Dekker ... Louis McKinley
Clinton Sundberg ... Frank Erickson
Minor Watson ... Harold P. Cleveland
Wally Brown ... Horace Gallagher
Russ Tamblyn ... Willie McKinley (as Rusty Tamblyn)
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Storyline

Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A thousand cheers for the nation's happy-as-lark family! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Will You Love Me in December? See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The term "Consolidated Motors" is said sixty-one times during this film. See more »

Quotes

Frank Erickson: [Trying to convince Gallagher that their visitor was a fake] All you have to do is to look at his picture in the file, sir.
Horace Gallagher: Never mind the file. Now let me get this straight. You say the whole world thinks that the man who inspected our plant yesterday was the president of the Consolidated Motors, is that it?
Frank Erickson: Yes, sir. Then he made a speech at the Chamber of Commerce.
Horace Gallagher: Mr. McKinley thinks he is the president of the Consolidated Motors, the papers think so, the Chamber of Commerce thinks so, but ...
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Connections

Referenced in Never the Twain: As Young as You Feel (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Russian Dance
(uncredited)
From "The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the orchestra at the beginning
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Monty Meets Marilyn
3 June 2009 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Like "Let's Make It Legal," this is another example of a stepping stone in the career of Marilyn Monroe. But, this succeeds where "Legal" doesn't. It focuses on a 65-year-old man who's been laid off due to company policy (in a bookbinding company) that prevents employees from working once they turn 65. Naturally, Monty Woolley doesn't take kindly to being put out to pasture. He's still young and fit as a fiddle. He promptly comes up with an idea to change company policy (just how I'm not telling) and in so doing, shaking things up. "As Young As You Feel" boasts a great cast with David Wayne, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Allyn Joslyn, Albert Dekker, Russ Tamblyn, and Constance Bennett, who exceptionally plays Dekker's wife, who needs to feel loved and appreciated. A great movie vehicle for Monty Woolley, this film is fun, innovative, charming and leaves you feeling younger than when you started it.


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