The Major and the Minor

The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers
Director: Billy Wilder Cast: Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
, Ray Milland
Ray Milland
, Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn
Billy Wilder

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A woman's attempt to disguise herself as an underage girl mushrooms into a series of humorous deceptions in this romantic comedy. Ginger Rogers stars as Susan Applegate, a young woman living in New York who, nearly broke and sick of the city, decides to head home to Iowa. Lacking the money for a regular ticket, she pretends to be an unusually tall 11-year old girl named Sue-Sue in order to pay half-price. The train conductors catch on to her scheme, however, forcing her to take refuge in the car of Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland). The kindly major virtually adopts the "lost little girl," and circumstances force Susan to play along and accompany him to the local military academy. There the fun begins, as she struggles to deal with the unwelcome romantic attentions of countless young cadets and her own increasing attraction to the engaged Major Kirby. The Major and the Minor was the first Hollywood feature helmed by the legendary Billy Wilder.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2008
UPC: 0025195004046
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 7,668

Special Features

Exclusive introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ginger Rogers Susan Applegate
Ray Milland Maj. Kirby
Diana Lynn Lucy Hill
Robert Benchley Mr. Osborne
Rita Johnson Pamela Hill
Edward Fielding Col. Hill
Norma Varden Mrs. Osborne
Frankie Thomas Cadet Osborne
Raymond Roe Cadet Wigton
Charles B. Smith Cadet Korner
Larry Nunn Cadet Babcock
Billy Dawson Cadet Miller
Lela E. Rogers Mrs. Applegate
Aldrich Bowker Rev. Doyle
Boyd Irwin Maj. Griscom
Byron Shores Cap. Durand
Richard Fiske Will Duffy
Gretl Dupont Mrs. Shackleford
Bill Clauson Actor
Billy Cook Actor
Dick Jones Actor
John Bogden Actor
Donald Wilmot Cadet
Ethel Clayton Bit Woman
Gloria Williams Bit Woman
Will Wright First Ticket Agent
William Newell Ticket Agent
Freddie Mercer Little Boy in Railroad Station
Carlotta Jelm Little Girl in Railroad Station
Tom McGuire News Vendor
George Anderson Man with Esquire Magazine
Stanley Andrews First Conductor
Emory Parnell Conductor
Guy Wilkerson Farmer Truck Driver
Milt Kibbee Station Agent
Archie Twitchell Sergeant
Alice Keating Nurse
Dick Chandlee Cadet
David McKim Cadet
Billy Ray Cadet Summerville
Marie Blake Bertha
Mary Field Mother in Railroad Station
Dell Henderson Doorman
Edward Peil Stationmaster
Ken Lundy Elevator Boy
Tom Dugan Deadbeat

Technical Credits
Billy Wilder Director,Screenwriter
Roland Anderson Production Designer
Charles Brackett Screenwriter
C.C. Coleman Asst. Director
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer
Hans Dreier Production Designer
Doane Harrison Editor
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Wally Westmore Makeup

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