You're Only Young Twice!. Adolphus Hayman (Charles Hawtrey). Copyright: Group 3 Productions
You're Only Young Twice!

You're Only Young Twice!

  • 1952 film

Comedy amidst the arrivals of both a new rector and new secretary to the Principal, at Scotland's Skerryvore University. Stars Duncan MaCrae, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Barr, Charles Hawtrey, Diane Hart and more.

You're Only Young Twice!. Copyright: Group 3 Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1952
Creator
James Bridie
Stars
Duncan MaCrae, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Barr, Charles Hawtrey, Diane Hart, Robert Urquhart, Edward Lexy, Jacqueline MacKenzie and more
Writers
Reginald Beckwith, Lindsay Galloway and Terry Bishop
Director
Terry Bishop
Producer
John Grierson
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Skerryvore University's latest rector finds his installation ceremonies rather overshadowed by other events at the academic institution.

At the forefront of the unplanned distractions is Ada Shore, who visits in search of her uncle and is mistaken for and installed as Principal Asher's new secretary; the pair soon fall in love.

Her uncle, meanwhile, has long lead a quiet life under an assumed name. Working as the university's porter, he is in fact a celebrated Irish poet, doctor of literature and Nobel Prize winner who has been leading a quiet life in Scotland since the Irish civil war.

Puritanical Professor Hayman is deeply suspicious of the newcomer, and equally disapproving of many of the students, instructing his son, Adolphus, to discover what's really going on and report back.

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
84 minutes
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Monday 4th September 2017 at 4:05pm on TPTV
  • Friday 20th January 2017 at 2:00pm on TPTV
  • Saturday 19th November 2016 at 11:00am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Southall Studios
  • College of Dramatic Arts (Glasgow)

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