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Based on a play by Ruth Gordon, Over 21 represents the felicitous teaming of two middle-aged but attractive film favorites. Alexander Knox plays newspaper editor Max Wharton, who despite his age, patriotically signs up for Officer Candidate School. The humor arises from the fact that Wharton has trouble adjusting to the rigors of Army life, not to mention the good-natured competition of much-younger OCS aspirants. Meanwhile, Wharton's wife Paula (Irene Dunne) does her best to accommodate her husband's peripatetic military existence, and to ward off Wharton's boss Robert Gow (Charles Coburn), who insists that Max give up this "nonsense" and return to civilian life. Sharply directed and cleverly cast, Over 21 still delivers a full quota of laughs despite the dated quality of the storyline. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Irene Dunne
as Paula Wharton
Alexander Knox
as Max Wharton
Charles Coburn
as Robert Gow
Jeff Donnell
as Jan Lupton
Loren Tindall
as Roy Lupton
Lee Patrick
as Mrs. Foley
Cora Witherspoon
as Mrs. Gates
Pierre Watkin
as Joel I. Nixon
Anne Loos
as Mrs. Dumbrowski
Jean Stevens
as Mrs. Greenberg
Gladys Blake
as Girl
Lillian Bronson
as Secretary
George Bruggeman
James Flavin
as Captain
Jo Gilbert
as Officer Candidate's Wife
Chuck Hamilton
Douglas Henderson
John James
Robert Emmett Keane
as Kennedy
Carole Mathews
Forbes Murray
as Meredity
Cosmo Sardo
as Barber
Bob Meredith
Cosmo Sardo
as Barber
Forbes Murray
as Meredity
Gladys Blake
as Girl
Robert Emmett Keane
as Kennedy
Jo Gilbert
as Officer Candidate's Wife
James Flavin
as Captain
Lillian Bronson
as Secretary

Crew

Charles Vidor
Director
Sidney Buchman
Producer
Sidney Buchman
Screenwriter
Ruth Gordon
Play Author
Rudolph Maté
Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marlin Skiles
Composer (Music Score)
Otto Meyer
Editor
Rudolph Sternad
Art Director
Stephen Goosson
Art Director
Louis Diage
Set Designer
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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