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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

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Dr. Barnaby Fulton
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Mrs. Edwina Fulton
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Mr. Oliver Oxley
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Miss Lois Laurel
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Hank Entwhistle
Henri Letondal ...
Dr. Jerome Kitzel
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Dr. Zoldeck
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G.J. Culverly
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Dr. Brunner
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Mrs. Rhinelander
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Little Indian
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Student (uncredited)
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Scientist (uncredited)
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Dowager (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Johnny's Mother (uncredited)
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Scientist (uncredited)
Melinda Casey ...
Girl (uncredited)
Ronnie Clark ...
Boy (uncredited)
Russ Clark ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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House Painter (uncredited)
George Eldredge ...
Mr. Peabody (uncredited)
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Mrs. Brannigan, Neighbor (uncredited)
Terry Goodman ...
Boy (uncredited)
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CabBIE (uncredited)
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Man in Opening (uncredited) (voice)
Marjorie Holliday ...
Oxley Receptionist (uncredited)
Rudy Lee ...
Boy (uncredited)
Louis Lettieri ...
Boy (uncredited)
Mickey Little ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Gus (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Board Member (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Photographer (uncredited)
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Bellboy (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ...
Barber (uncredited)
Christopher Milne ...
Johnny (uncredited)
Jonathan Milne ...
Johnny (uncredited)
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Handsome Guy at Pool (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Bit (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Robert Nichols ...
Garage Man (uncredited)
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Scientist (uncredited)
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Clerk (uncredited)
Jimmy Roebuck ...
Boy (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
Clothing Store Salesman (uncredited)
Jerry Sheldon ...
Joe (uncredited)
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Pickwick Arms Clerk (uncredited)
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Yale Man (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Laundress (uncredited)
Mack Williams ...
Board Member (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ...
Laundress (uncredited)

Directed by

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Howard Hawks

Written by

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Ben Hecht ... (screenplay) &
Charles Lederer ... (screenplay) &
I.A.L. Diamond ... (screenplay)
 
Harry Segall ... (story)
 
Howard Hawks ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Sol C. Siegel ... producer

Music by

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Leigh Harline

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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William B. Murphy

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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George Patrick
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

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Travilla ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Esperanza Corona ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Louise Miehle ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Riddle ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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R.L. Hough ... production manager (uncredited)
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Helmick ... assistant director (uncredited)
Don Torpin ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ralph G. Hansen ... props (uncredited)
Fred R. Simpson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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W.D. Flick ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Lockwood ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Nolan ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Carey Cline ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Norman Martien ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Earle Hagen ... orchestrator
Lionel Newman ... musical director
Earle Hagen ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Virgil Johansen ... stand-in: Charles Coburn (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. While trying a sample dose on himself, he accidentally gets a dose of a mixture added to the water cooler and believes his potion is what is working. The mixture temporarily causes him to feel and act like a teenager, including correcting his vision. When his wife gets a dose that is even larger, she regresses even further into her childhood. When an old boyfriend meets her in this state, he believes that her never wanting to see him again means a divorce and a chance for him. Written by John Vogel

Plot Keywords
Taglines It's Some Fun! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Darling I Am Growing Younger (United States)
  • Howard Hawks' Monkey Business (United States)
  • Howard Hawks' Monkey Business (United Kingdom)
  • Chérie, je me sens rajeunir (France)
  • Liebling, ich werde jünger (Germany)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia The address that Edwina gives when she calls the police was Ginger Rogers' real-life address: 1605 Gilcrest. See more »
Goofs On one occasion, in the last reel, Oxley addresses Lois as 'Miss Monroe' rather than 'Miss Laurel' See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982). See more »
Soundtracks The Whiffenpoof Song See more »
Crazy Credits During the opening credits, an offscreen voice twice says, "Not yet, Cary" when Barnaby (Cary Grant) opens his front door to come outside. Each time, he closes the door again so the credits can continue. See more »
Quotes Barnaby: Hello, Griffith Park Zoo, Snake Department. Sssshhh!
Oliver Oxley: Hello? Hello? What is this?
Barnaby: What do you want?
Oliver Oxley: This is Mr Oxley.
Barnaby: I'll see if he's here.
Oliver Oxley: No, I said *this* is Oxley!
Barnaby: Who is?
Oliver Oxley: I am, speaking!
Barnaby: Oh, you're Mr. Speaking...
Oliver Oxley: This is Mr. Oxley speaking!
Barnaby: Oxley Speaking? Any relation to Oxley?
Oliver Oxley: Barnaby Fulton is that you?
Barnaby: Who's calling?
Oliver Oxley: I am, Barnaby!
Barnaby: Oh, no, you're not Barnaby. I'm Barnaby! I ought to know who I am.
Oliver Oxley: This is Oxley speaking, Barnaby!
Barnaby: No, that's ridiculous! You can't be all three. Figure out which one you are and call me back!
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