- 1h 37m
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Sober, retiring, slightly absent-minded research chemist stumbles on reversion-to-youth chemical formula and the laughs begin.
© 1952 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Screwball classic is still funny but shows its age.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's very little of concern here. A married couple exchanges a few brief kisses, and the only other kiss is on the cheek. There's some roughhouse play and a couple of slaps on the face. The premise involves a chemist researching a formula, which he tests on himself and on chimpanzees. The chimpanzees are seen in cages and out of them performing human-like tasks as well as causing trouble the way a misbehaving child would, for comic effect. Some children are shown playing Cowboys and Indians with dated depictions of Native American culture now widely regarded as offensive, and Barnaby appears in a few scenes wearing what's supposed to be war paint.
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- Genre:Comedy, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:September 5, 1952
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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