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Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.Written by
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This is a pleasant and entertaining movie, with a good atmosphere. Some of the gags in it are forced, but the cast pulls it off with a good bit of aplomb, and the movie captures a lot of the good spirit of the late-50s and early-60s. It is also a good example of early Blake Edwards.
My family saw it at a drive-in movie. The scene that struck us most was a particularly amusing profile of a man caught in a "compromising position" during the school's drive to collect lumber for the school bonfire.
This film is probably pretty dated now, but is a good nostalgia piece, and a good vehicle for Bing Crosby.
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