The LOLITA of the 1940s, and just as sexy. A sparkling farce that marked Wilder's American directorial debut after years of writing witty screenplays for other directors, THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR sails along breezily from its very first scenes until its romantic ending. The scintillating
dialogue is very risque and punches out the laughs in rapid-fire succession. Ginger Rogers plays Susan, a working girl who has had it with New York and is eager to return home to the Midwest. When she finds that prices have gone up at the train station, the budget-conscious Susan dresses up as a
child and manages to get on for half-fare. ("She looks kind of filled out for twelve," n...