An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »
An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his wing, despite the school's rules against teachers having a family; and the girls in the school resent his replacing a handsome and popular teacher, and do everything in their power to get him fired. Written by
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Gilbert Jordan Thompson:
Now wait a minute girls, you know motherhood is not a government project - at least not in this country.
[a thinly-veiled reference to Nazi Germany in this 1940 film]
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Judith Anderson is known for her dramatic film roles. This time, however, she does a high concept studio comedy for MGM and comes away a winner. She is paired with Eddie Cantor no less, a baby and over three dozen young girls with designs on motherhood. Somehow the premise and the unusual casting work. It works so well, in fact, that one wishes for a sequel.
Mr. Cantor, for his part, is usually found in variety shows, or at least movies with big scale musical numbers. There is none of that in this picture. Surprising because the director is Busby Berkeley, of all people.
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