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Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

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

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'Pug' Braddock
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Artie Shaw Orchestra (as Artie Shaw and His Band)
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Eve
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Freddy Tobin
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H.W. Workman
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'Pops' Marlow
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Joe Drews
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Artie Shaw
Mary Field ...
Miss May
Walter Kingsford ...
President Cavendish
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'Toddy'
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'Ticky' James
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Professor Lange
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Braddock
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Storyline

Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin 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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Blonde Bonfire LANA TURNER and ARTIE SHAW, the Swing King, bring romance in youth-time!

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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29 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abc da Folia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 19 January 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by New York City Friday 15 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 9 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

'Pug' Braddock: [after not being successful kissing Patty while out "parking"] Emotional little bundle, aren't ya?
Patty Marlow: No, I'm the intellectual type.
'Pug' Braddock: Hmmm...
Patty Marlow: But you're gonna be very greatful to me before this night's over.
'Pug' Braddock: Yeah, I...
[looks surprised]
'Pug' Braddock: That's more like it!
[goes to put his arms around Patty]
Patty Marlow: [elbows Pug in the throat] Oh, I'm sorry.
'Pug' Braddock: Where'd ya learn that bit of jiu jitsu?
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Connections

Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.9 in D min, op.125
(1824) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven on radio in student's lounge
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Unbelievably Beautiful Lana Turner
14 July 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps Lana Turner's finest vehicle. It showcases her unbelievable beauty and vitality, and it also spotlights her generally undiscovered comedic talents. The plot of this film involves a nation-wide search for a "dancing co-ed" to replace a movie-star in a big budget film. Lana's character has been planted at one of the colleges under consideration, however the student-editor of the school newspaper suspects that the company has already chosen its girl. Under the theory that Sherlock Holmes never suspected Watson, Lana becomes his assistant, and successfully evades his search...of course, the two fall in love....

This movie gave me some of the biggest laughs I've ever had. It is simple, yet wonderful, and one of the most enjoyable films. Chalk up Dancing Co-Ed as another of 1939's countless cinema classics.


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