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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.

Cast

Dean Martin
as Bob Miles
Jerry Lewis
as Wilbur Hoolick
Diana Lynn
as Nancy Collins
Nina Foch
as Gretchen Brendan
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
Bobby Barber
as Newsboy
Richard H. Cutting
as Hotel Guard
Donna Jo Gribble
as Schoolgirl
Irene Walpole
as Schoolgirl
Gloria Moore
as Schoolgirl
Marty Newton
as Faculty Member
Richard Cutting
as Hotel Guard
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