You're Never Too Young (1955)

You're Never Too Young (1955)





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You're Never Too Young is a slapstick-with-songs remake of the 1944 Ray Milland/Ginger Rogers vehicle The Major and the Minor. Dean Martin plays the Milland part, while Ginger's shoes are filled by...Jerry Lewis? Lewis plays an apprentice barber who inadvertently crosses a homicidal jewel thief (Raymond Burr), and equally inadvertently hightails it out of town with the crook's jewels in his possession. Desperate to escape the crook's clutches, and lacking the necessary funds for a train ticket, Lewis disguises himself as a 12-year-old boy so he can travel half fare. He latches onto Dean, a music teacher heading for an all-girls school. After innumerable routines sparked by Lewis's adolescent disguise, the jewel thief catches up with him, leading to a rollicking climactic speedboat chase. Dean Martin has plenty of opportunities to serenade leading lady Diana Lynn (who'd played a supporting role in The Major and the Minor), while Jerry Lewis is in peak form doing his usual "waah-waah-waah" schtick. The original Billy Wilder/Charles Brackett script for The Major and the Minor was reshaped into You're Never Too Young by future bestselling novelist Sidney Sheldon.
Classics , Comedy
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Dean Martin
as Bob Miles
Jerry Lewis
as Wilbur Hoolick
Raymond Burr
as Noonan
Diana Lynn
as Nancy Collins
Nina Foch
as Gretchen Brendan
Mitzi McCall
as Skeets
Veda Ann Borg
as Mrs. Noonan
Margery Maude
as Mrs. Ella Brendan
Romo Vincent
as Ticket agent
Nancy Kulp
as Marty's mother
Milton Frome
as Lt. O'Malley
Emory Parnell
as Conductor
James Burke
as Pullman conductor
Tommy Ivo
as Marty
Whitey Haupt
as Mike Brendan
Mickey Finn
as Sgt. Brown
Johnstone White
as Professor
Dick Simmons
as Professor
Richard Simmons
as Professor
Louise Lorimer
as Faculty Member
Isabel Randolph
as Faculty Member
Bob Carson
as Tailor
Hans Conried
as Francois
Stanley Blystone
as Passenger
Richard H. Cutting
as Hotel Guard
Bobby Barber
as Newsboy
Donna Jo Gribble
as Schoolgirl
Irene Walpole
as Schoolgirl
Gloria Moore
as Schoolgirl
Bob Morgan
as Texan
Marty Newton
as Faculty Member
Richard Cutting
as Hotel Guard
Robert Carson
as Tailor
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Audience Reviews for You're Never Too Young


A fun movie with Jerry Lewis providing the humor and Dean Martin providing the catchy tunes. They made a unique and entertaining duo. (First and only viewing - 5/12/2016)

Adam R
Adam R

Good amount of humor, but it takes a pretty big suspension of disbelief to believe that anyone in the movie could think Wilbur (Jerry) is 12 years old.

Nick Krolikowski
Nick Krolikowski

The premise is preposterous. Jerry Lewis hides out from a dangerous criminal by posing as a 12 year-old child... and everyone believes it. It's definitely a strain on one's willful suspension of disbelief, but then again, this is a world where a number of the students at an all-girls school appear to be in their 20's and 30's. Even if you overlook the ridiculous implausibility of the story, there's not much here. Most of it isn't very amusing, although the madcap waterski ending is kinda fun.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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