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Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 September 1939 (USA)
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Right before the dancing Tobius' ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobius that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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'Pug' Braddock
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra ...
Artie Shaw Orchestra (as Artie Shaw and His Band)
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Eve
Lee Bowman ...
Freddy Tobin
Thurston Hall ...
H.W. Workman
Leon Errol ...
'Pops' Marlow
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Joe Drews
Artie Shaw ...
Artie Shaw
Mary Field ...
Miss May
Walter Kingsford ...
President Cavendish
Mary Beth Hughes ...
'Toddy'
June Preisser ...
'Ticky' James
Monty Woolley ...
Professor Lange
Chester Clute ...
Braddock
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Storyline

Right before the dancing Tobius' ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobius that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a countrywide competition among all college girls. However the contest is bogus: young dancer Patty Marlow is sent to a little college in the Midwest. Only Pug, a college reporter, suspects something. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Blonde Bonfire LANA TURNER and ARTIE SHAW, the Swing King, bring romance in youth-time!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abc da Folia  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Conrad (Professor) and Evelyn Woodbury (Nurse) are two actors in studio records for their roles, but they were not seen in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

First Call
aka "Call to the Post" (uncredited)
Written by Anonymous
Performed by marching band and Artie Shaw and His Orchestra at train station
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What a handsome guy Artie was!
6 September 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

More than a bit corny but Lana Turner was exceptional I thought as was Artie Shaw playing himself. No only was that a great band with Buddy Rich on drums but Artie was such a handsome guy and pretty good as an actor as well. A couple of years later he married Lana so she must have noticed him! She certainly bought a fresh beauty to the screen! She also acts very well and brings a sense of realism to the story that would otherwise be lacking. She certainly is impressive.

As usual with these films one of the really good reasons for watching it these days is the Artie Shaw band but they don't get a lot of time without having dialogue over them so its hard to realise how well they sound even by 21st century standards. This sort of big band has a wonderful sound and I love it.


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