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Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers , Ray Milland , Billy Wilder    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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On her first day of work, Sue Applegate (Ginger Rogers) has to escape the clutches of a lecherous client (Robert Benchley, whose favorite line is "Why don't you slip out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?"). Fed up with the big city, Sue decides to head home to Iowa with the precious $27.50 train fare she's kept in a sealed envelope since her arrival. The fare has gone up, however, and she is forced to pose as a 12-year-old to buy a half-price ticket. On the train, she has to dodge the suspicious conductors and bursts into the compartment of Major Phillip Kirby (Ray Milland), who falls for Sue's masquerade and harbors her for the night. The situation is further complicated by the major's fiancée (Rita Johnson) and her savvy 12-year-old sister (Diana Lynn), the only one who sees through the ruse. Add a stay at the major's academy and some escapades with young, hormone-driven cadets, and you have an enjoyable, if not quite classic, silly comedy, well paced by Billy Wilder in his first directorial effort. Rogers's real-life mother appears in a small role as Sue's mother. Rogers is only occasionally convincing as a 12-year-old, but after all she was 30 at the time. --David Horiuchi

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5.0 out of 5 stars Major Smiles and Chuckles May 19 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a cute classic romantic comedy with a solid script and great actors playing the various characters contained therein. As other reviewers have noted, you have to be able to put aside the notion that the "girl" Ginger Rogers portrays manages to pull the wool over almost everyone's eyes in the movie with respect to her age. If you can do that then you will have a treat watching this film.

I bought this movie based upon the reviews I had read and was not disappointed this time around. This is a keeper.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little hard to believe but fun to watch July 9 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
Ray Milland plays an extremely nearsighted "Major" in the Army. There is a war on and his goal is to get in on it before it is over. He is engaged to a Colonel's daughter Pamela Hill (Rita Johnson.) Her goal is to keep him at a cadet academy and become a surrogate father figure.

Susan Kathleen 'Su-Su' Applegate (Ginger Rogers) finds it too expensive to make a living in the big city and intends to return home. To her surprise the train fair is now double what she planned on. Her only hope is to pretend she is a "minor" to travel at half fare.

On the train the path of the "Major" and "Minor" cross and the fun begins.

Will Su-Su get home?

Will the Major get what he wants?

And what becomes of the major's fianc'?

The answer is there are the big Maginot line and the small Maginot line ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Discovering Ginger Rodgers, without Fred Astair July 12 2004
Format:VHS Tape
attached. I was pleasantly surprised by this excellent first time comendy directed by Billy Wilder. Some of the outside scenes were set at St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin.
The dialogue is smart & mature enough to hold up well 60 years later. Ginger disguies herself as a 12 yearold to get half fare on a train taking her home to Iowa from NYC.Anyone who cannot see that she is a sexy, beautiful, full grown women is an idiot. But she fools the Major played by Ray Milland. She stumbles into his private compartment, fleeing the conductors. They bond, in a way that wold get him arrested today as a pervert. But it's all innocent & hilarious in 1942. He becomes Uncle Phil & falls in love with her, uncomfortable with the fact that he thinks she is 12 year old "Zue Sue".
The scenes of her being pursued & kissed by eager, unknowing cadets half her age, are kind of 'corny' especially the seduction scene when she breaks out in a brief tap dance.
This is my second Ray Milland film in as many weeks. It could not be more different than his role as a drunk in "Lost Weekend" only several years later. I'm becoming a "late" fan of Milland & Ginger sans Fred.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic May 26 2004
Format:VHS Tape
who says this movie isn't classic? it's one of the funniest. Ginger somehow manages to be a surprisingly good little girl. (if not 12, then 14 maybe, but who cares?) she should have been nominated for an oscar at least. i don't know how this one made it past the censors untouched! on the train, when Ginger wakes because of the lightning, and Ray MIlland comes down to comfort her in her bed (he doesn't know she's really an adult) we can only imaginge what's going through her mind! and when she presse her cheek against his chest? HOLY MACKERAL! He thinks she's shaking because of the lightning, but we know better, heh heh...
Ginger is also Hilarious with all the looks and wisecracks that she gives. One of the best lines she has is, after being compared to a lightbulb (moths like lightbulbs) when Ray sees a cadet smooch her. He explains ( in another risque conversation!) that she should be careful around the boys, becase they're attracted to her. She replies: I'll try to be a well behaved lightbulb! Also watch for a little tap-dancing on her part, brings back memories of the thirties. But this movie is definately one of my favories dancing or no.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EVERYTHING IS JUST GINGER! April 3 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Last night (040404) I couldn't stop watching this movie, although I hadn't planned on it. Ginger may have gotten her Oscar for the unworthy Kitty Foyle, but she deserved a nomination for this first directing effort by Billy Wilder.
Just think of all the great acting and dancing Ginger has recorded! Awesome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but slightly perverse Dec 27 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie was pretty funny, and I really enjoyed it, but the whole thing about a 12-year-old and a full grown man was a little... weird. Still, it's a lot of fun to watch, and I recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ho July 15 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Even if it's not a "classic," it's funny. Maybe it's not terribly believable to those who know what 12-year-olds are like, but even so, it's hilarious. Rolling on the floor, side-splitting laughter type funny. Suspend disbelief, forget how silly the whole thing is, and just watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars billy wilder is it!!!! Feb. 2 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This is a fantastic movie. Even though it is Wilder's first film as a director (in Hollywood) it is very much his film. Wilder and Brackett's script is perfect. I've always thought that Ray Milland was a bit of a wet rag, but under the direction of Wilder both in this film and "The Lost Weekend," Milland comes to life. He seems capable of anything. Ginger Rogers sizzles. I highly recommend this film!
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