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You're Never Too Young is a slapstick-with-songs remake of the 1944 Ray Milland/Ginger Rogers vehicle Ginger Rogers. 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 Ginger Rogers), while Jerry Lewis is in peak form doing his usual "waah-waah-waah" schtick. The original Billy Wilder/Charles Brackett script for Ginger Rogers was reshaped into You're Never Too Young by future bestselling novelist Sidney Sheldon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Dean Martin
as Bob Miles
Jerry Lewis
as Wilbur Hoolick
Diana Lynn
as Nancy Collins
Nina Foch
as Gretchen Brendan
Raymond Burr
as Noonan
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
Peggy Moffitt
as Agnes
Johnstone White
as 1st Professor
Dick Simmons
as Professor
Louise Lorimer
as Teacher
Isabel Randolph
as Teacher
Hans Conried
as Francois
Bobby Barber
as Newsboy
Stanley Blystone
as Passenger
Bobby Barber
as Newsboy


Norman Taurog
Paul Jones
Sidney Sheldon
Daniel L. Fapp
Walter Scharf
Composer (Music Score)
Archie Marshek
Earl Hedrick
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Fannie Kilbourne
Short Story Author