You're Never Too Young

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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."
  • Approved
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.5  (1,637)

You're Never Too Young is a 1955 musical comedy film that stars famous comedic pair Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The film also features Diana Lynn in a supporting role. The movie is directed by Norman Taurog, who had also directed a number of previous Martin and Lewis films, including The Stooge and Living It Up. The plot of You're Never Too Young follows the misadventures of Wilbur Hoolick, played by Lewis, a timid and overprotected 17-year-old who accidentally stows away on a train to California. He finds himself sharing a sleeping compartment with a beautiful young woman named Nancy Collins, played by Lynn, who mistakes him for a 12-year-old boy. Martin plays Bob Miles, a womanizing singer who has also boarded the train en route to a gig in California.

Hilarity ensues as Wilbur tries to convince Nancy of his true age and Bob gets into trouble with a gang of smugglers who are also on board the train. Meanwhile, Wilbur also tries to help a little girl who is being bullied by another passenger on the train. As the train travels from Chicago to California, the characters find themselves in a series of increasingly zany situations.

One of the most memorable moments of the film is the musical number "My Heart's in the Highlands," which is performed by Martin and a group of Scottish soldiers who are also traveling on the train. The song features Martin in orange plaid pajamas and a matching tam, and it is a standout moment in a movie filled with colorful, over-the-top musical sequences.

Another highlight of You're Never Too Young is the chemistry between Martin and Lewis, who were one of the most successful comedy duos of the 1950s. In this film, Martin is the suave, smooth-talking ladies' man, while Lewis is the bumbling, hapless sidekick. Their banter and physical comedy are a delight to watch, and they share several comedic routines that are still funny today.

However, the movie is not without its flaws. Some of the humor is outdated and may not resonate with modern audiences. For example, Wilbur's overprotective mother is portrayed as a shrill, controlling figure, which could be seen as problematic by today's standards. Additionally, the plot can be a bit thin at times, and some of the musical sequences feel like they drag on for too long.

Despite these criticisms, You're Never Too Young is a charming and entertaining film that showcases the talents of its stars. Martin and Lewis fans will especially enjoy the movie's zany antics and big musical numbers. But anyone looking for a lighthearted comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously will find something to enjoy in this classic film.

You're Never Too Young is a 1955 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 42 min
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    6.5  (1,637)