GenreComedy Produced byJohn Baxter CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateJuly 1952 (UK) Based onplay by James Bridie WriterReginald Beckwith, Terry Bishop, James Bridie (play), Lindsay Galloway (adaptation) CastDuncan Macrae (Professor Hayman), Joseph Tomelty (Dan McEntee), Patrick Barr (Sir Archibald Asher), Charles Hawtrey (Adolphus Hayman), Diane Hart (Ada Shore), Robert Urquhart (Sheltie) Related Terry Bishop moviesTerry Bishop directed Youre Only Young Twice and Cover Girl Killer, The Unstoppable Man (1960), Terry Bishop directed Youre Only Young Twice and Daybreak in Udi, Terry Bishop directed Youre Only Young Twice and Model for Murder
You're Only Young Twice is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Terry Bishop and starring Duncan Macrae, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Barr, Charles Hawtrey and Diane Hart. A young woman visiting a Scottish university in search of her uncle, who is in hiding from the authorities, is mistaken for the principal's secretary, so she pursues the impersonation. It was based on the play What They Say? by James Bridie.
Joseph Tomelty as Dan McEntee / Connell O'Grady (writer)
Patrick Barr as Sir Archibald Asher
Charles Hawtrey as Adolphus Hayman, President of Temperance Society
Diane Hart as Ada Shore / posing as "Miss Lamplighter" (pending new principal's secretary)
Robert Urquhart as Sheltie
Edward Lexy as Lord Carshennie
Roddy McMillan as Mr Milligan, President of Student's Union Council
Jacqueline Mackenzie as Nellie
Eric Woodburn as the Bedellus
Molly Urquhart as Lady Duffy
Ronnie Corbett as Mr Freddie Mather, President of the Men's Union
Reginald Beckwith as BBC Commentator
The Radio Times has described it as a "theatrical comedy," which was "shakily brought to the screen...the story involves mistaken identity, Celtic poetry, horse racing and the rigging of Rectorial elections. Blink and you'll miss Ronnie Corbett in what, of course, can only be described as a small role."