Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA, 1952. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Story by Harry Segall, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, I.A.L. Diamond. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Produced by Sol C. Siegel. Music by Leigh Harline. Production Design by George Patrick, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by William B. Murphy. Golden Globe Awards 1952.
Scientist Cary Grant discovers a formula that can give its taker a new found youthfulness. He starts off testing it on the apes in his laboratory, who all turn frisky and fun and spike his water bottle with the stuff. Now with a huge dosage in him, Grant ends up with the personality of a seven year-old boy, confusing his frustrated wife (Ginger Rogers) until she takes some of it too. Watching these two brilliant comedians fight like grade-schoolers is a treat, as is the entire air of slapstick fun in this hilarious comedy. Charles Coburn and a delightful Marilyn Monroe also co-star.