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High Time (1960)





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Bing Crosby plays a widowed millionaire who decides that it's "high time" he got himself a college education. Enrolling as a freshman, Crosby is forced to endure the anachronistic initiation stunts dreamed up by his fraternity buddies, and at one point is required to dress up as Scarlett O'Hara (that's the level of humor here). Unlike the other students, Bing displays no interest in romantically pursuing the lovely coeds. Instead, he woos a teacher (Nicole Maurey) who is -- relatively speaking -- closer to his own age. Bing rounds out his first year in college as the most popular man on campus (he's certainly the best singer, since his only competition is the redoubtable Fabian). Though about 15 years out of date, High Time is brightly directed by Blake Edwards and includes at least one memorable song, ""The Second Time Around.""


Bing Crosby
as Harvey Howard
as Gil Sparrow
Nicole Maurey
as Prof. Hanee Gautier
Tuesday Weld
as Joy Elder
Richard Beymer
as Bob Bannerman
Yvonne Craig
as Randy Pruitt
Patrick Adiarte
as T.J. Padmanagham
Jimmy Boyd
as Higgson
Kenneth MacKenna
as President Burn
Angus Duncan
as Harvey Howard Jr.
Dick Crockett
as Bones McKinney
Frank J. Scannell
as Tobacco Auctioneer
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Critic Reviews for High Time

All Critics (3)

So-so college comedy starring Bing Crosby.

Full Review… | May 26, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Plays dated these days, though what now seems like a pitch straight down the middle probably seemed more like a screwball fifty-two years ago. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Groucho Reviews

Inventive, delightful comedy also has memorable scenes of social protest and commentary.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for High Time


A Blake Edwards (Pink Panther) outrageous comedy and a scream! Now older Bing Crosby decides he wants to go to college. Watch out freshman! This is a Blake Edwards early film that is mostly hilarious... old fashioned style (of course). Crosby, 51 years old, decides he wants to go to college and do it like anyone else. He does the dormitory scene, he attends gym, he takes part in all the crazy schemes of the kids. The freshman year is enough of a triumph, but his second year means he has to endure being accepted by a fraternity house. He has to now earn their respect by being dressed as a woman in the big administrator's dance. Well, you get the idea. One big challenge after another. You can watch this with ANYONE. Imagine that? See it on www.hulu.com today. Directed by Blake Edwards Writing credits Tom Waldman (screenplay) & Frank Waldman (screenplay) Garson Kanin (based on a story by) Cast Bing Crosby ... Harvey Howard Fabian ... Gil Sparrow Tuesday Weld ... Joy Elder Nicole Maurey ... Prof. Helene Gauthier Gavin McCloud (of the tv series Love Boat)

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