The Major and the Minor [DVD] [English] [1942]

  • SKU: 16591886
  • Release Date: 04/22/2008
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

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


The Major and the Minor
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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ginger Rogers
    Ginger Rogers - Susan Applegate
  • Ray Milland
    Ray Milland - Maj. Kirby
  • Diana Lynn
    Diana Lynn - Lucy Hill
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley - Mr. Osborne
  • Rita Johnson
    Rita Johnson - Pamela Hill

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Major find on DVD


    This movie has been a favorite of mine since I was a small child and I am glad to finally see it released on dvd. Given how popular it was in the past and that it was Billy Wilder's first movie, I'm surprised it took so long, but grateful to finally have it. This movie is a lot of fun, if you can let yourself go with the kind of absurd premise. I mean, how anyone could mistake the vivacious Ginger Rogers as a 12-year old girl is a bit beyond me, but if you just go with it, this movie is a fun romp, humorous and sweet. Too too Beguiling!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    doris day is really funny

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    this movie is going in my classic vault of the best movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

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