Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ...
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George Roy Hill
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.Written by
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Under the working title "Big Daddy", this film was originally planned as a vehicle for Gary Cooper. When Cooper's terminal illness prevented his appearing, Bing Crosby was brought in and the script revised to suit his talents. See more »
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"High Time" is a decent little time passer--pleasant but also not especially deep or significant. It begins with a rich older man, Harvey Howard (Bing Crosby) deciding to go to college. His snobby kids are dead against it but surprisingly the kids at the college take to Harvey very well and he forges many friendships as well as spends time with a pretty French teacher.
Like most films about college, you rarely see the folks going to classes, though there is more studying than usual! My only gripes about this film are two...the ending where Harvey 'flies' is pretty dumb and the relationship with the French teacher is oddly flat and unsatisfying. Not a bad film by any means but not one you should rush to see.
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