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The Difficult Age 

A young corporate executive wants everyone over 65 to retire.


Peter Godfrey


Frederick Brady (screenplay) (as Frederic Brady), Willard H. Temple (story)


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Episode cast overview:
Charles Coburn ... Tom Carey
Henry Fonda ... Himself - Host
George N. Neise ... Philip Delsing (as George Neise)
Elizabeth Patterson ... Amy Carey
Sam Flint ... Doc Harbison
Renee Godfrey ... Miss Harrington
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ... Miss Wilson (as Barbara Woodell)
Helen Spring Helen Spring ... Miss Nichols
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Hendrickson (as Pierre Watkins)
Joi Lansing ... Mitzi (as Joy Lansing)
Natalie Norwick ... Thin Girl


A young corporate executive wants everyone over 65 to retire.

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Release Date:

21 January 1956 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tom Carey: That retirement plan must have gone through. He's as chipper as an executioner with a new axe.
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Charming little "generation gap" story
23 September 2019 | by fredcdobbs5See all my reviews

George Neise is an an ambitious corporate executive who comes up with a plan to retire--forcibly or otherwise--all employees aged 65 or over, i order to make way for new blood. One "old-timer", however, isn't quite ready to hang up his guns just yet, and decides to fight fire with fire.

Charles Coburn, as the would-be retire, is quite charming as the feisty Tom Carey, who isn't going down without a fight. Neise, a prolific character actor who specialized in playing smarmy corporate drone-types, does a good as "the man with the plan", and as an extra added attraction, the spectacular Joi Lansing has a small but memorable part. All in all, a cute little story,

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