4.29.2010

the major and the minor


the year: 1942

the genre: comedy


the cast: Ginger Rogers (Susan Applegate); Ray Milland (Major Kirby); Diana Lynn (Lucy Hill); Rita Johnson (Pamela Hill); Robert Benchley (Mr. Osborne)


the plot: Susan Applegate, tired of New York after one year and 25 jobs, decides to return to Iowa. Trouble is, when she saved money for the train fare home, she didn't allow for inflation. So the audacious Susan disguises herself as a 12-year-old (!) and travels for half fare. Found out by the conductors, she hides out in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby, a military school instructor. The growing attraction between Susan and Kirby is complicated by his conniving fiancee...and by the myopic Kirby continuing to think "Su-Su" is only 12!


count: the Veronica Lake look-alikes from Miss Shackleford's School.


don't miss: how the Nazi blitzkrieg by-passed the Maginot Line.


check out: Ginger Roger's mother Lela, as Mrs. Applegate.


listen for: "Must not!"



2 comments:

bporter said...

Those military blitzes can get one into all sorts of trouble! I'm told!

Erika said...

Especially in the bushes!