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You're Never Too Young (1955)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 October 1955 (Ireland)
When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Edward Childs Carpenter (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Bob Miles
Jerry Lewis ... Wilbur Hoolick
Diana Lynn ... Nancy Collins
Nina Foch ... Gretchen Brendan
Raymond Burr ... Noonan
Mitzi McCall ... Skeets Powell
Veda Ann Borg ... Mrs. Noonan
Margery Maude Margery Maude ... Mrs. Ella Brennan
Romo Vincent ... Ticket Agent
Nancy Kulp ... Marty's Mother
Milton Frome ... Lieutenant O'Malley
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Storyline

Wilbur is a young man whose dream is to become a great barber, but for now, he's working just as an assistant, at a hotel's barber shop. When one day he gets involved (by mistake) in some big robbery, he is forced to disguise himself as a 12 year old boy, so that he can get away from his persecutor. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Dino's the singing dean of a girl's school, Jerry - a wolf in kid's clothing - in a class by himself with 503 coeds. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1955 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Gangsterschreck See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,400,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Diana Lynn appeared in the original film, The Major and the Minor, as Lucy, the science-obsessed teenage sister of Pamela (Ginger Roger's on-screen nemesis). Thirteen years later, Diana Lynn starred in that film's remake, You're Never Too Young, this time as Nancy Collins (a female version of the role originally played by Ray Milland). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ella Brennan: [as Noonan, masquerading as Wilbur's father, takes his "son" out of school] Take good care of him.
Noonan: [With irony] Oh, he'll be taken care of.
Wilbur Hoolick: [after Noonan starts to strangle him] I don't want to go.
Mrs. Ella Brennan: Why, Wilbur?
Noonan: Yes, tell her why.
Wilbur Hoolick: Well, because, you see, I'm not really a little...
Wilbur Hoolick: [He realizes he cannot reveal the truth] I like it here. I want to go to school here.
Mrs. Ella Brennan: This is a girls' school!
Wilbur Hoolick: That's why I like it here.
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Connections

References The Whistler (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know Your Mother Loves You
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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A hilarious classic!
8 April 2004 | by an9elicaSee all my reviews

I'll never get tired of watching this movie!

Jerry Lewis is everything in this movie, from a goofy barber assistant to a spoiled little brat to a suave and sophisticated young man.

All the funny bits will never be old to me, they still put me in stitches even after I've watched the film umpteen times.

My favorite part is the choir scene...

If you haven't seen it, don't be a ninny and get the movie for yourself! You won't regret it!

I'm glad I still have my good old copy of this wonderful classic.


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