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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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Cast

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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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Taglines:

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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Release Date:

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

Based on the short story "The Dancing Co-Ed" by Albert Treynor that appeared in the September, 1938 edition of The American Magazine. 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

Jungle Drums
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra for Eve in contest finals
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Dancing Co-Ed was a pretty enjoyable early Lana Turner vehicle
27 December 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This is a movie I didn't know about until I checked the "classics" section at my local library and saw this title there. The fact it starred Lana Turner and Artie Shaw-who I knew were once married-was the reason I felt I had to check it out. Ms. Turner plays a dancer who enrolls in a college to qualify for a contest for a movie even though she's already picked for it! I'll stop there and just say this was quite funny with fine support by people like Roscoe Karns, Ann Rutherford, Monty Woolley, Thurston Hall, and Leon Errol. I especially liked the last one's dance steps. Shaw provides plenty of great music. While some of the plot seems out of joint, most of the dialogue is quite funny though don't try to make too much sense of that. So on that note, I recommend Dancing Co-Ed.


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