Young Ideas: Dassin’s Romantic Comedy, tarring Susan Peters, Herbert Marshall and Mary Astor

Jules Dassin directed Young Ideas, a romantic comedy starring Susan Peters, Herbert Marshall and Mary Astor.

The romantic affair of Josephine “Jo” Evans (Mary Astor) and Professor Michael Kingsley (Herbert Marshall) is not approved of by Evan’s two children.

They try to disrupt the relationship with salacious incidents taken from their mother’s fiction books, presenting them as true things their mother has done, hoping Kingsley would be displeased.

Susan Peters as Susan Evans
Herbert Marshall as Prof. Michael Kingsley
Mary Astor as Josephine “Jo” Evans
Elliott Reid as Jeff Evans
Richard Carlson as Tom Farrell
Allyn Joslyn as Adam Trent
Dorothy Morris as Co-ed
Frances Rafferty as Co-ed
George Dolenz as Pepe
Emory Parnell as Judge Canute J. Kelly


I am grateful to TCM for showing the film on December 18, 2019.